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

Joan Stiles, Judy S. Reilly, Susan C. Levine, Doris A. Trauner, and Ruth Nass


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 defi ... More

Keywords: neurobehavioral system, children, focal brain insult, stroke, prenatal, perinatal, brain development, cognitive development, neural damage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389944
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan Stiles, author
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Sciences

Judy S. Reilly, author
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Susan C. Levine, author
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Stella M. Rowley Professor, Departments of Psychology, Comparative Human Development, and Committee on Education; Chair, Department of Psychology