Special Issue "Cognition in Infants"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)
Cognition in infancy represents the starting point for all cognition over the lifespan before it matures, coalesces, and changes. Understanding infant cognition and its development is therefore vital for forming a basic understanding of human cognition as a whole and for detailing the processes that go awry when cognition does not develop properly. Over the last four decades, huge advances have been made in our understanding of the beginnings of cognition. In large part, many of these advances have been due to the adoption of new methodologies, such as neurophysiological, eye-tracking, and more sensitive behavioral measures; these methodologies have opened our understanding of infant cognition ever further and have led to stronger connections to underlying brain functioning and development. As a result, our understanding of attentional, perceptual, memory, and higher-order cognitive development has increased by leaps and bounds. Each of these processes serves as a single component in infants’ cognition and only by investigating each of them will we gain a full picture of cognition in infancy and its relation to brain functioning. This Special Issue is intended to collect a selected number of articles that further our understanding of cognitive processes in infancy and their relation to underlying brain development, through the use of both behavioral and neurophysiological methodologies.
Prof. Dr. Scott A. Adler
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- brain development
- behavioral methods
- neurophysiological methods