Post-Piagetian constructivism for grounded knowledge acquisition (2001)
Constructivism has long been criticized for its vagueness regarding the precise nature of the change mechanism. The lack of detail in this area has hampered the production of more powerful models of cognitive development, and has led some to suggest that the primitives of the infant's world model (such as solidity and causality) are innate. However, recent studies of infant cognitive development have provided strong evidence that these primitives are indeed acquired and, in doing so, they have shed light on the details of the change mechanism itself.acquisition of infant causal perception has been the center of considerable debate, and some have attributed this phenomenon to an innate causal module.
In Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series on Grounded Knoweldge, Palo Alto, CA, 2001.

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