This volume covers several perspectives on autism which bring together the most recent scientific views of the nature of this disorder. A number of themes organize major developments and emerging areas in autism:Cognitive and neural systems development: how autism arises in the behavior and thought of very young children.Discovering brain mechanisms underlying social and cognitive deficits in autism: how we can explain "social awkwardness" and poor language comprehension in terms of malfunctions of brain mechanisms, revealed by fMRI studies of people with autism.Integrating information about genes, brain, and biological mechanisms with behavioral evidence.Linking the science of autism with lives lived: how the new information about autism impacts people with autism and real-world considerations.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
"If you're a clinician or scientist and you want a one-stop opportunity to stay on top of the latest thought and research into the development of autism in early childhood, I suggest you read this book. The editors -Dr. Just and Dr. Pelphrey - are well-regarded experts in the field, and the contributing authors describe some fascinating and insightful work." - John Elder Robison, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, US Department of Health and Human Services
"A truly marvelous book. This volume addresses a critically important area with outstanding contributors in cutting edge areas of research. It will be of great interest to researchers and clinicians alike." - Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
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