Processes of change in brain and cognitive development: attention and performance XXI

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Oxford University Press, Jun 1, 2006 - Psychology - 655 pages
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In recent years there has been a shift within developmental psychology away from examining the cognitive systems at different ages, to trying to understand exactly what are the mechanisms that generate change. What kind of learning mechanisms and representational changes drive cognitive development? How can the imaging techniques available help us to understand these mechanisms? This new volume in the highy cited and critically acclaimed Attention and Performance series is the first to provide a systematic investigation into the processes of change in mental development. It brings together world class scientists to address brain and cognitive development at several different levels, including phylogeny, genetics, neurophysiology, brain imaging, behavior, and computational modeling, across both typically and atypically developing populations. Presenting original new research from the frontiers of cognitive neuroscience, this book will have a substantial impact in this field, aswell as on developmental psychology and developmental neuroscience.

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How far can you go with Hebbian learning and when
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Constructive learning in the modeling of psychological development
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Dynamically guided learning
87
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Biological Psychology
Frederick M. Toates
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About the author (2006)

Munakata is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Denver.

Mark Johnson is vice president of technology at Technology Creative Services, a Thomson company.

Charles Crawford is the cofounder of Televised Production Services and Heritage Series, LLC, production companies.

Christen Armbrust is a senior process engineer at Technicolor Creative Services.

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