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ERIC Number: EJ924673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
Early Domain-Specific Knowledge? Nonlinear Developmental Trajectories Further Erode a House of Sand
Deak, Gedeon O.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v12 n2 p163-168 2011
Rakison and Yermolayeva (this issue) argue that domain specificity is difficult to reconcile with U-, N-, or M-shaped developmental trends. They are justified because: (1) There is no compelling evidence that nonlinear trends require mechanisms beyond general, well-known cognitive processes; and (2) epigenetic neuroscience provides no clear evidence of strong domain-specialized representations. Evidence implies pervasive weak (i.e., experience dependent) neural specialization for different kinds of information. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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