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    Rights statement: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31 (3), pp 321-356 2008, © 2008 Cambridge University Press.

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Studying development in the 21(st) Century

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  • Sylvain Sirois
  • Michael Spratling
  • Michael S. C. Thomas
  • Gert Westermann
  • Denis Mareschal
  • Mark H. Johnson
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>06/2008
<mark>Journal</mark>Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)345-356
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In this response, we consider four main issues arising from the commentaries to the target article. These include further details of the theory of interactive specialization, the relationship between neuroconstructivism and selectionism, the implications of neuroconstructivism for the notion of representation, and the role of genetics in theories of development. We conclude by stressing the importance of multidisciplinary approaches in the future study of cognitive development and by identifying the directions in which neuroconstructivism can expand in the Twenty-first Century.