How does the genome, interacting with the multi-faceted
environment, translate into the development by which the human
brain achieves its astonishing, adaptive array of cognitive and
behavioral capacities? Why and how does this process sometimes lead
to neurodevelopmental disorders with a major, lifelong personal and
This volume of "Progress in Brain Research" links findings on
the structural development of the human brain, the expression of
genes in behavioral and cognitive phenotypes, environmental effects
on brain development, and developmental processes in perception,
action, attention, cognitive control, social cognition, and
language, in an attempt to answer these questions.
Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of
investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future
researchChapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with
a comprehensive list of resources on the topics coveredAll chapters
include comprehensive background information and are written in a
clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
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