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Special Issue "Cognition in Infants"


A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Scott A. Adler
Department of Psychology & Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Website: http://babylab.cvr.yorku.ca/
E-Mail: adler@yorku.ca
Phone: +1-416-736-2100
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


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  • infancy
  • cognition
  • attention
  • perception
  • memory
  • brain development
  • behavioral methods
  • neurophysiological methods

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p. 613-634
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Brain Sci. 2014, 4(4), 613-634; doi:10.3390/brainsci4040613
Received: 10 September 2014 / Revised: 11 November 2014 / Accepted: 3 December 2014 / Published: 16 December 2014
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p. 532-559
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Brain Sci. 2014, 4(4), 532-559; doi:10.3390/brainsci4040532
Received: 8 August 2014 / Revised: 10 September 2014 / Accepted: 8 October 2014 / Published: 24 October 2014
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p. 471-487
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Brain Sci. 2014, 4(3), 471-487; doi:10.3390/brainsci4030471
Received: 18 February 2014 / Revised: 27 June 2014 / Accepted: 14 July 2014 / Published: 11 August 2014
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