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Neuroconstructivism

Westermann, Gert and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. and Sirois, S. and Spratling, Michael and Thomas, Michael S.C. (2007) Neuroconstructivism. Developmental Science 10 (1), pp. 75-83. ISSN 1363-755x.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2007.00567.x

Abstract

Neuroconstructivism is a theoretical framework focusing on the construction of representations in the developing brain. Cognitive development is explained as emerging from the experience-dependent development of neural structures supporting mental representations. Neural development occurs in the context of multiple interacting constraints acting on different levels, from the individual cell to the external environment of the developing child. Cognitive development can thus be understood as a trajectory originating from the constraints on the underlying neural structures. This perspective offers an integrated view of normal and abnormal development as well as of development and adult processing, and it stands apart from traditional cognitive approaches in taking seriously the constraints on cognition inherent to the substrate that delivers it.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Sarah Hall
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 13:48
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:22
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4682

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