The aim of this publication is to demonstrate the effect of the neural networks on cognitive functions and behavioural patterns during the development phase of a child.

Taking as a basis the previous publication in this series dedicated to brain lesion localization and development, this time it is by examining in particular the frontal lobe, limbic system (hippocampus and amygdala) and visuo-cognitive system that this book looks at the close links between the neural networks and the future development of visual, cognitive and functional capacities.

The section on the frontal lobe concentrates on anatomy, mirror neurons, memory, executive functions, the neuropsychology of frontal lobe epilepsy and the resolution of social problems which can occur as a result of brain damage.

The part on the limbic system looks at neuro-anatomical organisation and the core functions of the hippocampus and amygdala, problems of language, music, emotions or autism.

Finally, the section dedicated to the visuo-cognitive system summarises the visual field problems associated with focal lesions, the correlation with neuro-imagery and visual impairment in children born prematurely.


  • Higher cognitive function processing in developmental age: specialized areas, connections and distributed networks
  • Frontal lobes
    • Frontal lobes: anatomy, connections and functions
    • Role of the parieto-frontal mirror system
    • Memory and frontal lobe in typical and atypical development
    • Development of executive function
    • Neuropsychology of epilepsies involving the frontal lobe in children
    • Social problem solving after traumatic brain injury in children
    • The role of phonological working memory in specific language impairment
  • Limbic system
    • Neuroanatomic organization and fundamental functions of the hippocampus and amygdale
    • Early hippocampal disease and memory disorders
    • Language disorders in children with morphologic abnormalities of the hippocampus
    • Hippocampus, neurotrophic factors, and depression: possible targets for antidepressant medication
    • The role of the hippocampus in neural mechanisms of attachment and attachment disorders: a review
    • Music, emotions and the limbic system
    • The amygdala and the pathophysiology of autism
    • Long-term neurobiologic impact of extreme early institutional deprivation in the English and Romanian Adoptees study: initial findings and future plans
  • Visuocognitive system
    • Visual field defects and visual search abilities in children with focal brain lesions
    • Neurophysiologic and behavioural aspects of visual assessment: correlation with neuroimaging
    • Linked brain development for vision, visual attention and visual cognition in typical development and in developmental disorders
    • Visuocognitive and visual disorders in children born preterm


Editeur : John Libbey

Auteur(s) : Daria Riva, Charles Njiokiktjien, Sara Bulgheroni

Collection : Mariani Foudation Paediatric Neurology

Publication : 1 mars 2012

Edition : 1ère édition

Intérieur : Noir & blanc

Support(s) : Text (eye-readable) [PDF + ePub]

Contenu(s) : PDF, ePub

Protection(s) : Marquage social (PDF), Marquage social (ePub)

Taille(s) : 9,8 Mo (PDF), 3,9 Mo (ePub)

Langue(s) : Anglais

Code(s) CLIL : 3165

EAN13 Text (eye-readable) [PDF + ePub] : 9782742012121

EAN13 (papier) : 9782742008254

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