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Child Development

  • Krystina Madej
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Abstract

Today’s understanding about the brain and how it develops comes from both behavioral and cognitive psychology and neuroscience. From the beginning until the middle of the twentieth-century psychologists in the behavioral and cognitive sciences studied the visible manifestations of cognition in a top-down approach. They believed children’s actions reflected their thoughts and designed observations of their day-to-day activities in both classroom and casual environments to test aspects of cognition: deductions about development were made from watching children play.

Keywords

Diffusion Tensor Image Proximal Development Cognitive Tool Concrete Operation Nursery Rhyme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krystina Madej
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  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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