CoSy project

PARIS 16-18 SEPT 2007

Yuko Munakata
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Online papers:

Slide presentation (PDF)
Title: Developing cognitive flexibility:  Learning mechanisms and representational change

    Children show striking developments in cognitive flexibility,
    becoming increasingly able to overcome habits to respond
    appropriately to the changing environment.  What drives these
    changes?  This talk explores the roles of increasingly active
    and abstract representations, and of error-driven and
    self-organizing learning mechanisms.  We test behavioral
    predictions from neural network models regarding effects of
    language, practice, and feedback on children's cognitive

    (For more information see the publications list.)

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