Electrophysiological methods in studying infant cognitive development

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Csibra, Gergely, Kushnerenko, E. and Grossmann, Tobias 2008. Electrophysiological methods in studying infant cognitive development. in: Nelson, C.A. and Luciana, M. (ed.) Handbook of developmental cognitive neuroscience Cambridge, MA MIT Press. pp. 247-262
AuthorsCsibra, Gergely, Kushnerenko, E. and Grossmann, Tobias
EditorsNelson, C.A. and Luciana, M.
Abstract

The measurement of the electroencephalogram (EEG) provides a rich source of information
about the neural mechanisms underlying ongoing cognitive events. Various ways of
analysing the neural markers recorded non-invasively from the scalp have been successfully applied to study developmental populations. The goal of this chapter is to give an introduction and to provide an overview of how electrophysiological methods can be used to elucidate brain and cognitive development in infancy. To this end, we begin by briefly describing the physiological basis of the EEG, and then review the components observed in event-related potentials (ERPs) to auditory, visual, multimodal stimuli and saccades. We also discuss recent work investigating event-related oscillations (EROs) and its role in cognitive development. We conclude by reflecting upon the future directions of the field.

Keywordsinfancy; neural mechanisms; electroencephalogram; EEG; electrophysiology; child psychology; cognitive events; children; overview; connitive development; event-related oscillations; EROs
Book titleHandbook of developmental cognitive neuroscience
Page range247-262
Year2008
PublisherMIT Press
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Print2008
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Deposited23 Jun 2009
Place of publicationCambridge, MA
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Csibra, G., Kushnerenko, E., Grossmann, T (2008) 'Electrophysiological Methods in Studying Infant Cognitive Development' Published in: C.A. Nelson & M. Luciana (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Edition, MIT Press pp 247-262.

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