Neuroimaging of the developing brain: Taking “developing” seriously
Article first published online: 4 MAY 2010
Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Human Brain Mapping
Special Issue: Challenges and Methods in Developmental Neuroimaging
Volume 31, Issue 6, pages 934–941, June 2010
How to Cite
Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2010), Neuroimaging of the developing brain: Taking “developing” seriously. Hum. Brain Mapp., 31: 934–941. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21074
- Issue published online: 14 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 4 MAY 2010
- Manuscript Received: 16 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 MAR 2010
- multimethod imaging;
- developmental neuroimaging;
- future neuroimaging
With a few notable exceptions, many studies, be they behavioral, neuroimaging, or genetic, are snapshots that compare one child group to one adult group, which capture only two points in time and tell the scientist nothing about the mechanisms underlying neural trajectories over developmental time. Thus, a distinction needs to be drawn between child neuroimaging and developmental neuroimaging, the latter approach being relevant not just to children, but to adults and the ageing brain. Hum Brain Mapp, 2010. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.