Inhibition and young children's performance on the Tower of London task

  title={Inhibition and young children's performance on the Tower of London task},
  author={Frank D. Baughman and Richard P. Cooper},
  journal={Cognitive Systems Research},
Young children, when performing problem solving tasks, show a tendency to break task rules and produce incomplete solutions. We propose that this tendency can be explained by understanding problem solving within the context of the development of “executive functions” – general cognitive control functions which serve to regulate the operation of the cognitive system. This proposal is supported by the construction of two computational models that simulate separately the performance of 3-4 year… CONTINUE READING


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