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2410 -week6 - What do we know about infant cognition How...

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10/22/2009 1 What 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 Neuroscience Outline Brain Development Functional Neuroimaging Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience – some examples Prenatal Brain Development Synaptogenesis 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 Development Synaptogenesis
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