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Conclusion: the future of neuroconstructivism

Mark H. Johnson and Denis Mareschal

in Neuroconstructivism Volume Two: Perspectives and Prospects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529934
eISBN:
9780191689727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529934.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In the final chapter of Volume 1 of Neuroconstructivism, the most exciting implications, both theoretical and practical, of the neuroconstructivist approach were laid out. Among these were several ... More


Introduction

Sylvain Sirois, Denis Mareschal, and Gert Westermann

in Neuroconstructivism Volume Two: Perspectives and Prospects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529934
eISBN:
9780191689727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529934.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The real challenge for developmental psychology is to understand the how of development, and not just the what of development. Such causal theories need to explain behaviours at multiple timescales. ... More


Introduction

Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael W. Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas, and Gert Westermann

in Neuroconstructivism - I: How the brain constructs cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529910
eISBN:
9780191689710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529910.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Neural imaging and computational modeling rest on the evidence used to clarify the development. The first lesson that is learnt from this exercise is that development is fundamentally constructivist ... More


Dyslexia: a case study of the application of the neuroconstructivist principles

Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael W. Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas, and Gert Westermann

in Neuroconstructivism - I: How the brain constructs cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529910
eISBN:
9780191689710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529910.003.0058
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses an example of developmental dyslexia in children as an illustration of the principles of neuroconstructivism. It considers progressive specialization, competition and ... More


What Can Developmental Language Impairment Tell Us about the Genetic Bases of Syntax?

Bishop Dorothy V. M.

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

According to the “Big Brain” theory, humans have language while other primates do not because of their bigger brains which give them more computing power. However, such an explanation was rejected by ... More


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