Timescales of Change in Connectionist and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Learning and Development

Karl M. Newell, Yeou-Teh Liu, Gottfried Mayer-Kress

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Abstract

This chapter examines the origins of the construct of timescales as expressed in Waddington's (1957) metaphor for development of the epigenetic landscape, and its subsequent use as a metaphor for change in learning/development in theoretical frameworks, both connectionist and dynamical systems. It presents an epigenetic landscape model for motor learning and development, which is constructed as a lowdimensional approximation of a high-dimensional (or infinitely dimensional) complex dynamical system that possesses a score, error, or fitness function. The chapter concludes by illustrating briefly three case studies of the timescales of change in the epigenetic landscape framework to motor learning and development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationToward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199867165
ISBN (Print)9780195300598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1

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Keywords

  • Change
  • Epigenetic landscape model
  • Motor development
  • Motor learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Newell, K. M., Liu, Y-T., & Mayer-Kress, G. (2009). Timescales of Change in Connectionist and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Learning and Development. In Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0006

Timescales of Change in Connectionist and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Learning and Development. / Newell, Karl M.; Liu, Yeou-Teh; Mayer-Kress, Gottfried.

Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider. Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Newell, KM, Liu, Y-T & Mayer-Kress, G 2009, Timescales of Change in Connectionist and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Learning and Development. in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0006
Newell KM, Liu Y-T, Mayer-Kress G. Timescales of Change in Connectionist and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Learning and Development. In Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider. Oxford University Press. 2009 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0006
Newell, Karl M. ; Liu, Yeou-Teh ; Mayer-Kress, Gottfried. / Timescales of Change in Connectionist and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Learning and Development. Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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