"A very exciting and important book, and a significant advance in our understanding of brain and behavioral development." --Jeff Elman, Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
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What are the processes, from conception to adulthood, that enable a single cell to grow into a sentient adult? The processes that occur along the way are so complex that any attempt to understand development necessitates a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating data from cognitive studies, computational work, and neuroimaging - an approach till now seldom taken in the study of child development.
Neuroconstructivism is a major new 2 volume publication that seeks to redress this balance, presenting an integrative new framework for considering development. In the first volume, the authors review up-to-to date findings from neurobiology, brain imaging, child development, computer and robotic modelling to consider why children's thinking develops the way it does. They propose a new synthesis of development that is based on 5 key principles found to operate at many levels of descriptions. They use these principles to explain what causes a number of key developmental phenomena, including infants' interacting with objects, early social cognitive interactions, and the causes of dyslexia. The "neuroconstructivist" framework also shows how developmental disorders do not arise from selective damage to the normal cognitive system, but instead arise from developmental processes that operate under atypical constraints. How these principles work is illustrated in several case studies ranging from perceptual to social and reading development. Finally, the authors use neuroimaging, behavioural analyses, computational simulations and robotic models to provide a way of understanding the mechanisms and processes that cause development to occur.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198529910
Descripción Oxford Univ Pr, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 274 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198529910
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2007. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Part I - Foundations1. Introduction2. Encellment: the emerging function and morphology of neurons3. Embrainment: the brain unboxed4. Embodiment: representations in context5. Principles, mechanisms, and processesPart II - Case Studies6. The cortical basis of early visual perception . a story of multiple representations7. Habituation in infancy . from interacting neural systems to active exploration8. Phonological development . the integration of sensory motor representations9. Infants and objects . from functional brain systems to behavior10. Ensocialment . minds and brains in society11. Lessons from atypical development12. Dyslexia: a case study of the application of the neuroconstructivist principlesPart III - Conclusions13. Conclusions and challenges for the future. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0198529910
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110198529910