Cognitive architecture and descent with modification

  title={Cognitive architecture and descent with modification},
  author={Gary F. Marcus},
Against a background of recent progress in developmental neuroscience, some of which has been taken as challenging to the modularity hypothesis of , this article contrasts two competing conceptions of modularity: sui generis modularity, according to which modules are treated as independent neurocognitive entities that owe nothing to one another, and descent-with-modification modularity, according to which current cognitive modules are understood to be shaped by evolutionary changes from… CONTINUE READING


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