Neural plasticity, joint attention, and a transactional social-orienting model of autism

Peter Clive Mundy, A. Rebecca Neal

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Abstract

An especially rich vehicle to elucidate the influence of brain development on psychopathology has emerged from work being conducted by investigators in the area of neural plasticity. ... Rather than adhering to a unidimensional belief in the deterministic role that unfolding biology exerts on behavior, a number of theorists operating within this tradition believe that brain function, and its subsequent influence on behavior, possesses self organizing functions that can, in fact, be altered by experience at certain sensitive periods of development that occur across the life course. Moreover, this framework moves ... to a more integrative and dynamic transactional view on development that stresses the importance of both psychological and neural self-organization (pp. 533, Cicchetti & Tucker, 1994).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Review of Research in Mental Retardation
Pages139-168
Number of pages30
Volume23
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational Review of Research in Mental Retardation
Volume23
ISSN (Print)00747750

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Mundy, P. C., & Rebecca Neal, A. (2000). Neural plasticity, joint attention, and a transactional social-orienting model of autism. In International Review of Research in Mental Retardation (Vol. 23, pp. 139-168). (International Review of Research in Mental Retardation; Vol. 23).