Developmental change and the nature of learning in childhood

@article{Ramscar2007DevelopmentalCA,
  title={Developmental change and the nature of learning in childhood},
  author={Michael Ramscar and Nicole Gitcho},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={274-279}
}
How do children acquire humankind's remarkable cognitive skills? Why are the abilities children acquire readily, such as native-language fluency, harder for adults? Although attitudes to these questions span the continuum from nativism to learning theory, answers remain elusive. We relate a recent model of language acquisition in childhood to advances in the neuroscience of adult cognitive control, to propose a domain-general shift in the architecture of learning in childhood. The timing of… Expand
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