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Studying development in the 21(st) Century

Sirois, Sylvain and Spratling, Michael and Thomas, Michael S. C. and Westermann, Gert and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Studying development in the 21(st) Century. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31 (3). pp. 345-356. ISSN 0140-525X

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    Abstract

    In this response, we consider four main issues arising from the commentaries to the target article. These include further details of the theory of interactive specialization, the relationship between neuroconstructivism and selectionism, the implications of neuroconstructivism for the notion of representation, and the role of genetics in theories of development. We conclude by stressing the importance of multidisciplinary approaches in the future study of cognitive development and by identifying the directions in which neuroconstructivism can expand in the Twenty-first Century.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Uncontrolled Keywords: FUNCTIONAL BRAIN-DEVELOPMENT ; SENSITIVE PERIODS ; GENERALIST GENES ; NEUROCONSTRUCTIVISM ; MECHANISMS ; COGNITION ; LANGUAGE ; SPEECH ; FOXP2
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 50891
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 08 Nov 2011 14:34
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 15:22
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50891

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