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The Developing Visual Brain
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The Developing Visual Brain

Janette Atkinson


This book is an account of human visual brain development, covering both neuroscientific theory and clinical applications. It reviews over twenty years of studies, many from the author's teams at the Visual Development Unit in Cambridge, University College London, and Oxford. The approach is interdisciplinary and translational, moving from basic science to clinical tests for understanding childhood visual disability. The book combines methodologies from developmental neuropsychology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, vision science, paediatric neurology, ophthalmology, and optometry. The b ... More

Keywords: infant vision, visual disability, child vision, visual development, neuroscientific models, visual attention, visuomotor development, visual deprivation, refractive errors, brain development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198525998
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525998.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janette Atkinson, author
Head of the Visual Development Unit, Department of Psychology, University College London, UK