NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
Developmental Science135
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 135 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hendrickson, Kristi; Love, Tracy; Walenski, Matthew; Friend, Margaret – Developmental Science, 2019
The majority of research examining early auditory-semantic processing and organization is based on studies of meaningful relations between words and referents. However, a thorough investigation into the fundamental relation between acoustic signals and meaning requires an understanding of how meaning is associated with both lexical and non-lexical…
Descriptors: Infants, Semantics, Acoustics, Brain
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Piccolo, Luciane R.; Merz, Emily C.; Noble, Kimberly G. – Developmental Science, 2019
A positive school climate has been found to support mental and physical health, academic achievement and social adjustment among youth. However, links between school climate and brain structure have not been investigated to date. In this study, we investigated whether school climate was associated with executive function (EF) and brain structure…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Correlation, Brain, Executive Function
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fló, Ana; Brusini, Perrine; Macagno, Francesco; Nespor, Marina; Mehler, Jacques; Ferry, Alissa L. – Developmental Science, 2019
Before infants can learn words, they must identify those words in continuous speech. Yet, the speech signal lacks obvious boundary markers, which poses a potential problem for language acquisition (Swingley, "Philos Trans R Soc Lond. Series B, Biol Sci" 364(1536), 3617-3632, 2009). By the middle of the first year, infants seem to have…
Descriptors: Neonates, Infants, Experiments, Language Acquisition
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Di Giorgio, Elisa; Lunghi, Marco; Rugani, Rosa; Regolin, Lucia; Dalla Barba, Beatrice; Vallortigara, Giorgio; Simion, Francesca – Developmental Science, 2019
Humans represent numbers on a mental number line with smaller numbers on the left and larger numbers on the right side. A left-to-right oriented spatial-numerical association, (SNA), has been demonstrated in animals and infants. However, the possibility that SNA is learnt by early exposure to caregivers' directional biases is still open. We…
Descriptors: Numbers, Cognitive Processes, Spatial Ability, Neonates
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bathelt, Joe; Gathercole, Susan E.; Johnson, Amy; Astle, Duncan E. – Developmental Science, 2018
Working memory (WM) skills are closely associated with learning progress in key areas such as reading and mathematics across childhood. As yet, however, little is known about how the brain systems underpinning WM develop over this critical developmental period. The current study investigated whether and how structural brain correlates of…
Descriptors: Brain, Morphology (Languages), Short Term Memory, Children
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fort, Mathilde; Lammertink, Imme; Peperkamp, Sharon; Guevara-Rukoz, Adriana; Fikkert, Paula; Tsuji, Sho – Developmental Science, 2018
Adults and toddlers systematically associate pseudowords such as "bouba" and "kiki" with round and spiky shapes, respectively, a sound symbolic phenomenon known as the "bouba-kiki effect." To date, whether this sound symbolic effect is a property of the infant brain present at birth or is a learned aspect of language…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Infants, Brain, Language Acquisition
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Foti, Francesca; Menghini, Deny; Alfieri, Paolo; Costanzo, Floriana; Mandolesi, Laura; Petrosini, Laura; Vicari, Stefano – Developmental Science, 2018
New skills may be learned by active experience (experiential learning or learning by doing) or by observation of others' experience (learning by observation). In general, learning by observation reduces the time and the attempts needed to learn complex actions and behaviors. The present research aimed to compare learning by observation and…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Genetic Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Visual Perception
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mangardich, Haykaz; Sabbagh, Mark A. – Developmental Science, 2018
Although we know much about the conditions under which children demonstrate selective social learning, we have a limited understanding of the cognitive mechanisms by which children's selectivity manifests. Here, we report findings from a brain electrophysiological (ERP) study designed to determine the extent to which words presented by ignorant…
Descriptors: Children, Socialization, Semantics, Brain
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wilkey, Eric D.; Cutting, Laurie E.; Price, Gavin R. – Developmental Science, 2018
The development of math skills is a critical component of early education and a strong indicator of later school and economic success. Recent research utilizing population-normed, standardized measures of math achievement suggest that structural and functional integrity of parietal regions, especially the intraparietal sulcus, are closely related…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Whitaker, Kirstie J.; Vendetti, Michael S.; Wendelken, Carter; Bunge, Silvia A. – Developmental Science, 2018
Analogical reasoning, or the ability to find correspondences between entities based on shared relationships, supports knowledge acquisition. As such, the development of this ability during childhood is thought to promote learning. Here, we sought to better understand the mechanisms by which analogical reasoning about semantic relations improves…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Learning, Brain, Correlation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Perone, Sammy; Palanisamy, Jeeva; Carlson, Stephanie M. – Developmental Science, 2018
The connection between brain rhythms at rest and cognition remains poorly understood. This is especially true during early childhood in which neuroimaging data are relatively scarce. We developed a new method for collecting eyes closed and eyes open resting state electroencephalography (EEG) suitable for young children. We report results…
Descriptors: Brain, Young Children, Executive Function, Early Childhood Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schwartz, Flora; Epinat-Duclos, Justine; Noveck, Ira; Prado, Jérôme – Developmental Science, 2018
Older interlocutors are more likely than younger ones to make pragmatic inferences, that is, inferences that go beyond the linguistically encoded meaning of a sentence. Here we ask whether pragmatic development is associated with increased activity in brain structures associated with inference-making or in those associated with Theory of Mind. We…
Descriptors: Neurological Organization, Brain, Inferences, Cognitive Structures
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Skeide, Michael A.; Evans, Tanya M.; Mei, Edward Z.; Abrams, Daniel A.; Menon, Vinod – Developmental Science, 2018
Impaired abilities in multiple domains is common in children with learning difficulties. Co-occurrence of low reading and mathematical abilities (LRLM) appears in almost every second child with learning difficulties. However, little is known regarding the neural bases of this combination. Leveraging a unique and tightly controlled sample including…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Mathematics Skills, Low Achievement, Children
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Maffongelli, Laura; Antognini, Katharina; Daum, Moritz M. – Developmental Science, 2018
Throughout life, actions and language are inherent to social interactions. A long-standing research question in cognitive neuroscience concerns the interrelation between verbal and non-verbal forms of social interactions, that is, language and action. Perceiving "how" actions are performed and "why" they are performed in a…
Descriptors: Syntax, Sequential Learning, Infants, Brain
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Brito, Natalie H.; Noble, Kimberly G. – Developmental Science, 2018
Family socioeconomic status (SES) is strongly associated with children's cognitive development, and past studies have reported socioeconomic disparities in both neurocognitive skills and brain structure across childhood. In other studies, bilingualism has been associated with cognitive advantages and differences in brain structure across the…
Descriptors: Family Income, Family Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Bilingualism
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9