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The Neurobiology of Childhood

  • Susan L. Andersen
  • Daniel S. Pine


  • Highlights the role of brain development in most prevalent neuronal and psychiatric diseases in children

  • Focus on translational research of neurodevelopment in children

  • Written by leading authorities in the field


Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Suzanne M. Houston, Megan M. Herting, Elizabeth R. Sowell
    Pages 3-17
  3. Michael A. Robichaux, Christopher W. Cowan
    Pages 19-48
  4. Francisco Xavier Castellanos, Samuele Cortese, Erika Proal
    Pages 49-77
  5. Geert J. de Vries, Christopher T. Fields, Nicole V. Peters, Jack Whylings, Matthew J. Paul
    Pages 79-108
  6. Nina S. Hsu, Susanne M. Jaeggi
    Pages 149-166
  7. Kevin A. Pelphrey, Daniel Y.-J. Yang, James C. McPartland
    Pages 215-233
  8. Marguerite Matthews, Joel T. Nigg, Damien A. Fair
    Pages 235-266
  9. Tsung-Ung W. Woo
    Pages 267-295
  10. Wan-Ling Tseng, Ellen Leibenluft, Melissa A. Brotman
    Pages 297-317
  11. R. J. R. Blair, Stuart F. White, Harma Meffert, Soonjo Hwang
    Pages 319-336
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 367-370

About this book


Brain development, whether typical or atypical, provides the foundation for all behavior and possible psychopathology.  This volume takes a comprehensive and translational approach in describing how basic neuronal patterning occurs, organizes into systems, and forms functional and inter-connected networks.  The role that hormones and genes play in influencing brain development is also described.  The resultant emotional, cognitive, reward, and social systems show how typical development proceeds.  The second part of the book describes when the process of development goes awry.  Here, a number of childhood disorders are covered.  Autism, ADHD, emotional syndromes of bipolar disorder and depression, oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder, and sleep and schizophrenia are included in this volume. Written by leading experts in their respective fields, this volume will be a valuable resource to mental health professionals as well as preclinical investigators hoping to gain additional understanding about the neurobiology of the developing brain.


behavioral disorders brain development childhood developmental psychopathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan L. Andersen
    • 1
  • Daniel S. Pine
    • 2
  1. 1.McLean Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBelmontUSA
  2. 2.NIMHBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Neurobiology of Childhood
  • Editors Susan L. Andersen
    Daniel S. Pine
  • Series Title Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Curr.Topics Behav.Neurosci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-54912-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52195-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-54913-7
  • Series ISSN 1866-3370
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-3389
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 370
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the book reviews:

“This comprehensive book on the neurobiology of childhood is written by leading international authorities in behavioral neuroscience research. … it is aimed primarily at researchers, especially those conducting imaging studies who have some baseline knowledge of neurobiology. The audience can extend to child psychiatrists or psychologists interested in better understanding normal brain development and differences in pediatric psychopathology.” (Soo Lee, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)