Developmental cognitive neuroscience has undertaken the use of complementary methods as a programmatic research strategy. We have chosen the cognitive neuroscience of the corpus callosum to illustrate how developmental approaches have benefited of the use of complementary methods such as electron microscopy and tract-tracing studies, magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological investigations. The main conclusion of the following review is that developmental cognitive neuroscience has began to specify ways in which cognitive "processes of change" depend on brain plasticity mainly by applying cerebral imaging methods coupled with other methods to neurocognitive phenomena already explored and accredited in cognitive and developmental psychology, and developmental neurobiology. We emphasize that developmental cognitive neuroscience must continue to evolve closely, but equidistantly to both cognitive neuroscience and developmental neurobiology.
Keywords: developmental cognitive neuroscience, corpus callosum, complementary methods