Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cultural Neuroscience and Cognition

What part do you think environment plays in terms of cognitive development in children? The new genre of Cultural Neuroscience has validated the importance of a child’s environment in terms of cognition (at least). Studies have found that cognitive ability is consistently enhanced and/or diminished by the quality of the developmental milieu for a child in both African and American Cultures. (Chiao, Joan Y. Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural influences on brain function. Volume 178. Pp 130. US:Elsevier (Mosby/Saunders).

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