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4. Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder

4. Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0004
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9780199207565
‘Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder’ asks: why is autism a neurodevelopmental disorder? Mental disorders that are ultimately due to genetic causes and present from early childhood are ... More
1. The autism spectrum

1. The autism spectrum  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0001
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‘The autism spectrum’ examines three individuals from different parts of the autism spectrum. It explains how all of the ‘autisms’ originate from before birth, and all affect the developing ... More
7. From theory to practice

7. From theory to practice  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0007
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‘From theory to practice’ explains that autistic disorders are far too heterogeneous and too complex for a single satisfying account. It is frustrating that there is no answer yet to what ... More
7. Seeing and the brain

7. Seeing and the brain  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0007
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9780199680306
About 27 per cent of the human brain cortex is predominantly visual in function, but there are many other areas that are involved less exclusively in visual processing. ‘Seeing and the ... More
Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Usha Goswami

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.001.0001
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9780199646593
Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction examines modern child psychology, tracing its development from birth up until early adolescence. Child Psychology studies the ... More
3. How behaviour develops

3. How behaviour develops  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0003
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Behaviours evolve by natural selection. As genes influence how behaviours develop, selection on behaviour will alter gene frequencies in subsequent generations: genes that lead to ... More
7. Theories and neurobiology of development

7. Theories and neurobiology of development  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0008
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‘Theories and neurobiology of development’ defines what a theory is and examines how the theories of two famous psychologists, Piaget and Vygotsky, have aided the current understanding of ... More
1. Babies and what they know

1. Babies and what they know  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0002
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‘Babies and what they know’ explores the early development of children both before birth and during the first stage of childhood, focusing in particular on the importance of interaction. ... More
6. The learning brain

6. The learning brain  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0007
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9780199646593
‘The learning brain’ looks at the influence of personal experience on how we apply logical reasoning and how we learn to detach logic from our own experience. Schooling helps children to ... More
Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Autism: A Very Short Introduction  

Uta Frith

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.001.0001
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book
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9780199207565
Autism: A Very Short Introduction asks: What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are ... More
6. Is there a set pattern? Developmental psychology

6. Is there a set pattern? Developmental psychology  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0006
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9780199670420
Developmental psychology is concerned with understanding both what changes occur with age, and how those changes take place — the process of development. ‘Is there a set pattern? ... More
The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael F. Land

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199680306
The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. ... More

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