The essence of cognitive development

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Psychologists have long debated the underlying cause of infants' perseverative reaching. Thelen et al. explain the error in terms of general processes that make goal-directed actions to remembered locations. The context- and experience-dependent nature of their model implies that there is no single cause of the A-not-B error, and, more generally, no core essence to cognitive development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-63
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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