Biology and Knowledge Revisited: From Neurogenesis to by Sue Taylor Parker, Jonas Langer, Constance Milbrath

By Sue Taylor Parker, Jonas Langer, Constance Milbrath

In line with the once a year Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society, Biology and data Revisited specializes in the vintage factor of the connection among nature and nurture in cognitive and linguistic improvement, and their neurological substrates. participants hint the background of rules in regards to the courting among evolution and improvement, and convey robust new conceptual structures and study information to endure on realizing the matter of experience-contingent mind improvement and evolution. They concentrate on methods of phenotype construction--which fills the distance among genes and behavior--and reveal that evolutionary mental versions of innate psychological modules are incompatible with what's recognized approximately those procedures. This publication provides interesting new ways to the improvement and evolution of cognitive and linguistic talents. Returning to the extensive evolutionary topic of a prior assembly, the symposium inquisitive about particularly constructivist appro! aches to neurogenesis and language acquisition, and their evolution. It used to be prepared round principles concerning the courting among improvement and evolution raised in Piaget's books. handled within the chapters of this ebook, study during this area has yielded state-of-the-art perception into behavioral impacts on mind plasticity. of its subthemes run throughout--a critique of modularity types renowned between evolutionary psychologies and the prescient but mistaken nature of Piaget's critique of the fashionable synthesis of evolution. hence, Biology and data Revisited is meant for developmental psychologists, psycholinguists, organic anthropologists, evolutionary psychologists, and philosophers of technology.

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1. PIAGET'S LEGACY 25 CONCLUSIONS Virtually every textbook in the field testifies to the fact that Piaget's constructivist model of cognitive development initiated an ongoing re­ search program in developmental psychology. Moreover, as I have tried to show, Piaget's emphasis on phenotype construction and the creative role of behavior resonates with recent concepts of phenotype centered evolution and niche construction. In contrast, as is discussed in chapter 2, his model of behavioral evolution, particularly his phenocopy model, has not fared so well.

339). She notes, for example, that accidentally-learned behaviors in feeding such as kleptoparasitism in birds can contribute to individual or population specializations or even ecological specialization and ultimately species differences. She notes that although behavior and physiology are the most respon­ sive aspects of the phenotype in their speed and reversibility of response, they do not always lead morphology in the evolution of new characters: "Probably the best general approach to the relationship between behavior and morphology in evolution is to acknowledge that they will often evolve in concert, and that the aspect that takes the lead will be the one most flexible in producing a recurrent adaptive response" (WestEberhard, 2003, p.

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