On the need for conscious control and conceptual understanding

S. Marcovitch, P. D. Zelazo

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The dynamic systems approach simulates a wide range of effects and generates novel predictions, but it fails to explain age-related behavioral changes in psychological terms. We argue that the roles of conscious control and explicit knowledge must be addressed in any model of A-not-B performance, and a fortiori, in any model of goal-directed action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


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