The neural basis of cognitive development: A constructivist manifesto

@article{Quartz1997TheNB,
  title={The neural basis of cognitive development: A constructivist manifesto},
  author={Steven Quartz and Terrence J. Sejnowski},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={20},
  pages={537 - 556}
}
How do minds emerge from developing brains? According to “neural constructivism,” the representational features of cortex are built from the dynamic interaction between neural growth mechanisms and environmentally derived neural activity. Contrary to popular selectionist models that emphasize regressive mechanisms, the neurobiological evidence suggests that this growth is a progressive increase in the representational properties of cortex. The interaction between the environment and neural… 

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