Brain Development

D. Fair, B. L. Schlaggar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

7 Scopus citations


One of the ultimate goals of developmental cognitive neuroscience and psychology is to link complex behavioral change to the equally intricate structural and physiological changes of the neural substrate. Attaining this goal poses significant challenges. Despite the temporal relationship of brain and cognitive development, specific aspects of developmental neurobiology are not easily linked to the ontogenetic emergence or refinement of cognitive skills. This article offers an overview of selected topics on human brain development to provide a context for relating brain development to cognitive development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780123708779
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Development
  • Functional area
  • MRI
  • Myelination
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroscience
  • Plasticity
  • Pruning
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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