Project Die Entwicklung modaler und amodaler Repräsentationen

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Title:
Die Entwicklung modaler und amodaler Repräsentationen
Duration:
01/11/2020 to 31/10/2023
Abstract / short description:
The present project investigates representations along the modal-toamodal continuum from an ontogenetic perspective. The developing system might generate and exploit more modal or more amodal representations, respectively, for different purposes and at different points in time. In the developmental literature, two trajectories are often outlined regarding when and how amodal representations emerge. Consistent with classical views, amodal representations may emerge following a process of abstraction from modal representations. Alternatively, rudimentary amodal representations which structure modal representations of new experiences may be
available very early in development or emerge very quickly. Throughout childhood, we will investigate the evidence for these two trajectories and the relative dominance of one or the other type of representation across development within three domains of cognition – sensorimotor-language interactions, magnitude estimation, and executive control processes. Within each domain, the developmental stages and contexts under which each type of representational format is available and used, as well as its function, will be assessed. Therewith, this project will improve our understanding of how and when different representational formats become available and are used.
Keywords:
Kognitiver Entwicklung
Spracherwerb
Magnitude
Kognitiver Kontrolle

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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