Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury

Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury

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By (author) Joan Stiles, By (author) Judy Snitzer Reilly, By (author) Susan Cohen Levine, By (author) D.A. Trauner, By (author) Ruth D. Nass

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 236mm x 25mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 14 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195389948
  • ISBN 13: 9780195389944
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,266,136

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The advent of modern neurobiological methods over the last three decades has provided overwhelming evidence that it is the interaction of genetic factors and the experience of the individual that guides and supports brain development. Brains do not develop normally in the absence of critical genetic signaling, and they do not develop normally in the absence of essential environmental input. The key to understanding the origins and emergence of both the brain and behavior lies in understanding how inherited and environmental factors are engaged in the dynamic and interactive processes that define and direct development of the neurobehavioral system. Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development focuses on children who suffered focal brain insult (typically stroke) in the pre- or perinatal period which provides a model for exploring the dynamic nature of early brain and cognitive development. In most, though not all, of the cases considered, the injuries affect substantial portions of one cerebral hemisphere, resulting in patterns of neural damage that would compromise cognitive ability in adults. However, longitudinal behavioral studies of this population of children have revealed only mild cognitive deficits, and preliminary data from functional brain imaging studies suggest that alternative patterns of functional organization emerge in the wake of early injury. Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development posits that the capacity for adaptation is not the result of early insult. Rather, it reflects normal developmental processes which are both dynamic and adaptive operating against a backdrop of serious perturbation of the neural substrate.

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Joan Stiles, PhD Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Sciences University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA Judy S. Reilly, PhD Emeritus Professor of Psychology San Diego State University San Diego, CA Susan C. Levine, PhD Stella M. Rowley Professor Departments of Psychology, Comparative Human Development, and Committee on Education; Chair Department of Psychology University of Chicago Chicago, IL Doris A. Trauner, MD Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics University of California, San Diego School of Medicine La Jolla, CA; Chief Pediatric Neurology University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children's Hospital San Diego San Diego, CA Ruth Nass, MD Professor of Child Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Pediatrics New York University School of Medicine New York, NY

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The authors thoroughly cover a vast temporal range of studies, converging the thoughts and findings of researchers from as far back as Broca with those published very recently... the book is chock-full of cautionary notes to clinicians, which could only have been obtained with the benefit of career-long attention to the dynamic process of neurobehavioral development. Archive of Clinical Neuropsychology, May 2013 Clinical neuropsychologists will find this book a useful resource. The authors thoroughly cover a vast temporal range of studies, converging the thoughts and findings of researchers from as far back as Broca with those published very recently. Within a given topic, every effort has been made to synthesize large numbers of studies, often with conflicting findings, and fit them into a global perspective on neurobehavioral development. Moreover, the book is chock-full of cautionary notes to clinicians, which could only have been obtained with the benefit of career-long attention to the dynamic process of neurobehavioral development... The authors thorough coverage of every aspect of development provides a framework for the presentation of an overarching perspective on brain development made possible by decades of research on functional outcome in children with perinatal brain injury. J. Leigh Leasure for Clinical Neuropsychology, August 2013

Table of contents

PREFACE ; PART 1: NEUROBIOLOGY ; CHAPTER 1: Neuroplasticity and the Developing Brain ; CHAPTER 2: The Basics of Brain Development ; CHAPTER 3: Etiology and Neurological Effects of Perinatal Stroke ; PART 2: BEHAVIORAL STUDIES ; CHAPTER 4: Somatosensory and Motor Processes ; CHAPTER 5: Visuospatial Processes ; CHAPTER 6: Attention, Memory and Executive Functions ; CHAPTER 7: Early Communicative Development to First Words ; CHAPTER 8: Later Language Development: Syntax and Discourse ; CHAPTER 9: Plasticity of Overall Intellectual Functioning: Evidence from Standardized Tests ; PART 3: CLINICAL AND THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS ; CHAPTER 10: Clinical Implications ; CHAPTER 11: Toward and Integrative Model of Neurobehavioral Development ; Index