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Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Mar 23;9:148. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00148. eCollection 2015.

Evidence for an inhibitory-control theory of the reasoning brain.

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1
CNRS Unit 8240, Laboratory for the Psychology of Child Development and Education, Alliance for Higher Education and Research Sorbonne-Paris-Cité, Paris Descartes University Paris, France ; Institut Universitaire de France Paris, France.
2
CNRS Unit 8240, Laboratory for the Psychology of Child Development and Education, Alliance for Higher Education and Research Sorbonne-Paris-Cité, Paris Descartes University Paris, France.

Abstract

In this article, we first describe our general inhibitory-control theory and, then, we describe how we have tested its specific hypotheses on reasoning with brain imaging techniques in adults and children. The innovative part of this perspective lies in its attempt to come up with a brain-based synthesis of Jean Piaget's theory on logical algorithms and Daniel Kahneman's theory on intuitive heuristics.

KEYWORDS:

Piaget; developmental cognitive neuroscience; heuristics/algorithm; inhibitory control; reasoning

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