The development of the frontal lobes in infancy and childhood: Asymmetry and the nature of temperament and affect

Gerry Leisman, Robert Melillo

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Abstract

The rapidity of growth of the entire brain, the frontal lobes and their connectivities, as well as lateralization evident in infancy that we know so little about can foretell somuch about the cognitive and social-emotional capacities of the infant and developingchild. This chapter outlines what happens to the frontal lobes at the outset of prenatal andpostnatal life, as well as during early childhood.Specifically, the authors examine how early frontal brain development and itsasymmetries and connectivities might affect temperament and social interaction, or viceversa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontal Lobe
Subtitle of host publicationAnatomy, Functions and Injuries
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages23-56
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9781620817278
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Affect
  • Connectivity
  • Development
  • Frontal lobes
  • Lateralization
  • Temperament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience

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