Ontogenesis of goal-directed behavior: anatomo-functional considerations.

  title={Ontogenesis of goal-directed behavior: anatomo-functional considerations.},
  author={Ivica Kostovi{\'c} and Milos Judas and Zdravko Petanjek and Goran {\vS}imi{\'c}},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  volume={19 2},
Recent neuroanatomical and neurophysiological studies in man have revealed ontogenetic events which coincide with broadly defined phases of behavioral and cognitive development. During the early fetal period, early produced neurons make initial synapses which form the basis for the earliest electrical activity of the human brain. The overall immaturity of neuronal connections, in particularly in cortical areas, correlates with the absence of any behavioral pattern or goal-directed movements. In… CONTINUE READING