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Published: 28 January 2010

384 Pages | 50 halftones, 100 line illus.


ISBN: 9780195331059

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The New Science of Cognitive Development

Scott Johnson

  • Selling point: brings together, for the first time, theoretical views that embrace computational models and developmental neurobiology, and emphasize the interplay of time, experience, and cortical architecture to explain emergent knowledge, with an empirical line of research identifying a set of general-purpose sensory, perceptual, and learning mechanisms that guide knowledge acquisition across different domains and through development
  • Selling point: "Drawing on neuroscience, computational models, and behavioral research methods, the contributors shed new light on how experience shapes the construction of an understanding of the world." — Jay McClelland, Stanford University

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