A Brain-Based Account of the Development of Rule Use in Childhood

  title={A Brain-Based Account of the Development of Rule Use in Childhood},
  author={Silvia A. Bunge and Philip David Zelazo},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={118 - 121}
  • S. BungeP. Zelazo
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
The ability to follow explicit rules improves dramatically during the course of childhood, but relatively little is known about the changes in brain structure and function that underlie this behavioral improvement. Drawing from neuroscientific studies in human adults and other animals, as well as from an emerging literature in developmental cognitive neuroscience, we propose a brain-based account of the development of rule use in childhood. This account focuses on four types of rules… 

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