Neural constructivism or self-organization?

P. C.M. Molenaar, H. L.J. Van der Maas

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Three arguments are given to show that neural constructivism lacks an essential ingredient to explain cognitive development. Based on results in the theory of adaptive signal analysis, adaptive biological pattern information and self-organization in nonlinear systems of information processing, it is concluded that neural constructivism should be further extended to accommodate the occurence of phase transitions generating qualitative development in the sense of Piaget.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-784
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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