Chapter 5. Early Brain Development and Plasticity

  1. Kathleen McCartney and
  2. Deborah Phillips
  1. Jane W. Couperus and
  2. Charles A. Nelson

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch5

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

How to Cite

Couperus, J. W. and Nelson, C. A. (2006) Early Brain Development and Plasticity, in Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development (eds K. McCartney and D. Phillips), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120739

Online ISBN: 9780470757703

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Keywords:

  • plasticity;
  • dichotomous;
  • dendrites;
  • myelin;
  • neural induction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Basic Building Blocks

  • Mechanisms of Brain Development

  • Connections and Prenatal Plasticity

  • Plasticity and the Environment

  • Conclusions and Future Directions