This volume provides an introduction to current research on the relation between brain development and the development of cognitive, linguistic, motor, and emotional behavior. At least two audiences will benefit from this book: psychologists interested in brain development, and neuroscientists interested in behavioral development. Although each chapter is content-oriented, the volume as a whole provides a well integrated summary of the latest findings from developmental behavioral neuroscience.
"There have been few attempts at organizing these issues into a manageable form so that workers in the field can find out about those state-of-the-art attempts at integrating developmental, behavioral, and neuroscience research. Volume 24 from the Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology series is an admirable attempt at filling this void….Each of the chapters is quite good, covering in some detail the central research issues for its field….an excellent resource."
Contents: H.G. Vaughan, Jr., D. Kurtzberg, Electrophysiologic Indices of Human Brain Maturation and Cognitive Development. H. Forssberg, V. Stokes, H. Hirschfeld, Basic Mechanisms of Human Locomotor Development. D.M. Tucker, Developing Emotions and Cortical Networks. J. Bachevalier, Cortical Versus Limbic Immaturity: Relationship to Infantile Amnesia. W.T. Greenough, J.E. Black, Induction of Brain Structure by Experience: Substrates for Cognitive Development. U. Bellugi, A. Bihrle, H. Neville, S. Doherty, T. Jernigan, Language, Cognition, and Brain Organization in a Neurodevelopmental Disorder.