CoSy project

COSY MEETING-OF-MINDS WORKSHOP
PARIS 16-18 SEPT 2007

Yuko Munakata
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
http://psych.colorado.edu/~munakata/
Online papers: http://psych.colorado.edu/~munakata/pubs/pubs-online.html

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

Abstract:
    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
    flexibility.

    (For more information see the publications list.)

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