chapter  6
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Neuroscience: can it become developmental?

WithAARO TOOMELA

Neuroscience today has many branches, some of them related to the study of the psyche directly, and others indirectly. Most of the studies in neurosciences, however, do not contribute to understanding the psyche because they have not been developmental. Developmental studies, mostly under the name developmental cognitive neuroscience, have not contributed because they are not developmental either. At the same time, without understanding the biotic structures and processes that are necessary for the emergence of the psyche, the latter cannot be fully understood. Hence, on the one hand, developmental neuroscience is necessary for understanding the psyche, but, on the other hand, this science seems not to exist today.