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Neurocognitive development in preterm infants: Insights from different approaches.
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PMID:  21920380     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The recent application of neuroimaging techniques in the field of human cognitive development is providing the practical basis for researchers to face speculative queries that had been impossible to address before enabling them to respectively describe "how the brain is" and "how the brain works" at birth or even before. These techniques encompass both classic and well-known tools (such as EEG and ERPs) as well as more recently developed methods (i.e., f-MEG, f-NIRS, MRI and f-MRI) which only in the last decade have been applied in infants to shed light on the early interaction between the "nature" and the "nurture," or in other words, between genetics and environment. The purpose of the present work is to review some of the literature regarding neurocognitive development in the light of the achievements reached thanks to recent technical and methodological advancements. In particular, it focuses on the early period of life, using preterm birth as a case that allows the study of the subtle interaction between genetically pre-programmed cortical development and early sensorial experience influence.
Giovanni Mento; Patrizia Silvia Bisiacchi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-7528     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7806090     Medline TA:  Neurosci Biobehav Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (LCNL), Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Via Venezia, 8, 35131, Padova (PD), Italy.
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