The first edition of this successful reader brought together key readings in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience for students. Now updated in order to keep up with this fast-moving field, the volume includes new readings illustrating recent developments along with updated versions of previous contributions. These revisions ensure that the collection will remain a crucial resource for anyone teaching developmental cognitive neuroscience or cognitive development.

The reader is wide-ranging, covering every aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience. New pieces for the second edition include writing on individual development and evolution, on the structural and functional development of the brain and on object recognition and sensitive periods, while articles updated include those on the neurobiology of cognitive and language processing and self-organization in developmental processes. The editors provide linking text to clarify the significance of each contribution.