10/22/20091What do we know about infant cognition? How can we study infant cognition? Do infants have object permanence? What are some of the limitation of infant research? Developmental Cognitive NeuroscienceOutline Brain DevelopmentFunctional NeuroimagingDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience – some examples Prenatal Brain DevelopmentSynaptogenesis and Synapse Elimination •At 40 weeks post-ovulation most of the cortical neurons that will ever exist are in the correct location in the neocortex•Most connections are still missing •Burst of synapse formation during the first year of life •Followed by a period of elimination or ‘pruning’Postnatal Brain DevelopmentSynaptogenesis
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