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Talking to Ourselves t o Engage Control ? Testing Develo pmental Relations Between Self-d ire cted Speech , Cognitive Control a nd Talkativeness

  title={Talking to Ourselves t o Engage Control ? Testing Develo pmental Relations Between Self-d ire cted Speech , Cognitive Control a nd Talkativeness},
  author={Sabine Doebel and Yuko Munakata},
Is self-directed speech critical to cognitive processes supporting complex, goal-directed behavior? If so, how? An influential developmental hypothesis is that children talk to themselves to support cognitive control processes, and that with age this speech becomes increasingly covert and strategic. However, while many studies suggest language supports cognitive control, evidence that self-directed speech gradually internalizes has been mixed. Moreover, extraneous factors that could co-vary… 

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