Neural constructivism or self-organization?

Peter Molenaar, H. L J Van der Maas

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Abstract

Three arguments are given to show that neural constructivism lacks an essential ingredient to explain cognitive development. Based on results in the theory of adaptive signal analysis, adaptive biological pattern information and self-organization in nonlinear systems of information processing, it is concluded that neural constructivism should be further extended to accommodate the occurence of phase transitions generating qualitative development in the sense of Piaget.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-784
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

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information processing
self organization
Phase Transition
phase transition
Automatic Data Processing
cognitive development
ingredients
analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Molenaar, Peter ; Van der Maas, H. L J. / Neural constructivism or self-organization?. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2000 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 783-784.
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In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 23, No. 5, 01.12.2000, p. 783-784.

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