9.S915 | Spring 2012 | Graduate

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Course Description

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.
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.)