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ERIC Number: EJ850506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Hebbian Learning and Development
Munakata, Yuko; Pfaffly, Jason
Developmental Science, v7 n2 p141-148 Apr 2004
Hebbian learning is a biologically plausible and ecologically valid learning mechanism. In Hebbian learning, "units that fire together, wire together". Such learning may occur at the neural level in terms of long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD). Many features of Hebbian learning are relevant to developmental theorizing, including its self-organizing nature and its ability to extract statistical regularities from the environment. Hebbian learning mechanisms may also play an important role in critical periods during development, and in a number of other developmental phenomena.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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