Competitive Neurocognitive Functions Can Tell Us What to Learn and When: In Schools and Beyond [post]

Dezso Nemeth, Kate Schipper, Claire Pleche, Karolina Janacsek
2020 unpublished
There has been a growing interest in incorporating psychological and neuroscientific knowledge about the development of cognitive functions in educational policies and academic practices. In this paper, we argue that the current knowledge about the interactions between these functions and their neurodevelopmental characteristics should also be considered in order to develop practices that could be better suited to pupils depending on their age. To facilitate this, we review current
more » ... ic knowledge on the competitive interactions between two neural circuitry underlying distinct learning functions, their developmental trajectories and how they are linked to other functions such as cognitive control. The incorporation of this knowledge in education could help improve academic outcomes.
doi:10.20944/preprints202006.0050.v1 fatcat:pzdgmeae3bgc5f3hn5bvxcfmaa