A hierarchical competing systems model of the emergence and early development of executive function.

@article{Marcovitch2009AHC,
  title={A hierarchical competing systems model of the emergence and early development of executive function.},
  author={Stuart Marcovitch and Philip David Zelazo},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-18}
}
The hierarchical competing systems model (HCSM) provides a framework for understanding the emergence and early development of executive function--the cognitive processes underlying the conscious control of behavior--in the context of search for hidden objects. According to this model, behavior is determined by the joint influence of a developmentally invariant habit system and a conscious representational system that becomes increasingly influential as children develop. This article describes a… CONTINUE READING

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