Csibra, Gergely and Kushnerenko, Elena and Grossmann, Tobias (2008) ‘Electrophysiological methods in studying infant cognitive development’, in Nelson, C.A. and Luciana, M. (eds.) Handbook of developmental cognitive neuroscience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 247-262.
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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.
|Divisions:||Schools > Psychology, School of > Institute for Research in Child Development|
|Additional Information:||Citation: 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.|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jun 2009 15:06|
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Creators:||Csibra, Gergely and Kushnerenko, Elena and Grossmann, Tobias|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2013 14:35|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Grace|