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Let us redeploy attention to sensorimotor experience

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 October 2010

Nicolas Michaux
Affiliation:
Institut de Recherche en Sciences Psychologiques, Université catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgiumnicolas.michaux@uclouvain.bemauro.pesenti@uclouvain.besamuel.diluca@uclouvain.bemichael.andres@uclouvain.behttp://www.uclouvain.be/315041.html
Mauro Pesenti
Affiliation:
Institut de Recherche en Sciences Psychologiques, Université catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgiumnicolas.michaux@uclouvain.bemauro.pesenti@uclouvain.besamuel.diluca@uclouvain.bemichael.andres@uclouvain.behttp://www.uclouvain.be/315041.html
Arnaud Badets
Affiliation:
Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition et l'Apprentissage, CNRS UMR 6234, France. arnaud.badets@univ-poitiers.frhttp://cerca.labo.univ-poitiers.fr
Samuel Di Luca
Affiliation:
Institut de Recherche en Sciences Psychologiques, Université catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgiumnicolas.michaux@uclouvain.bemauro.pesenti@uclouvain.besamuel.diluca@uclouvain.bemichael.andres@uclouvain.behttp://www.uclouvain.be/315041.html
Michael Andres
Affiliation:
Institut de Recherche en Sciences Psychologiques, Université catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgiumnicolas.michaux@uclouvain.bemauro.pesenti@uclouvain.besamuel.diluca@uclouvain.bemichael.andres@uclouvain.behttp://www.uclouvain.be/315041.html

Abstract

With his massive redeployment hypothesis (MRH), Anderson claims that novel cognitive functions are likely to rely on pre-existing circuits already possessing suitable resources. Here, we put forward recent findings from studies in numerical cognition in order to show that the role of sensorimotor experience in the ontogenetical development of a new function has been largely underestimated in Anderson's proposal.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010

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