ERIC Number: EJ775143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Origins, Issues, and Prospects
Pennington, Bruce F.; Snyder, Kelly A.; Roberts, Ralph J., Jr.
Developmental Review, v27 n3 p428-441 Sep 2007
This commentary explains how the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience (DCN) holds the promise of a much wider interdisciplinary integration across sciences concerned with development: psychology, molecular genetics, neurobiology, and evolutionary developmental biology. First we present a brief history of DCN, including the key theoretical issues it addresses; then we comment on how the four articles in this special section exemplify a DCN approach and raise important theoretical and methodological issues for the field of DCN; and we close by considering the future of DCN, especially the key role developmental psychologists can play as DCN becomes increasingly interdisciplinary.
Descriptors: Genetics, Developmental Psychology, Molecular Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Neurology
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