Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

A child sorts colorful toy bears as a teacher looks on.

A preschooler sorts bears by size. Developmental cognitive neuroscience studies how the brain learns to recognize and process the outside world from objects and faces to letters and numbers. (Image courtesy of Barnaby Wasson on Flickr.)


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Spring 2012



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This course uses neuroscience methods to study the cognitive development of human infants and children. Case studies draw from research on face recognition, language, executive function, representations of objects, number and theory of mind.

Susan Carey, and Rebecca Saxe. 9.S915 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Spring 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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