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Are executive functions immutable?
Troisième séance du cycle de conférences en ligne "Paris IAS Ideas" avec la participation de Virginia Valian, Hunter College, City University of New York

This project questions assumptions and hypotheses about the relations that hold among behavior, cognition, and the brain. In so doing, it will increase the possibility of understanding how the three interconnect. The hypothesis is that executive functions and higher-order cognitive functions are used to develop skills but are not themselves affected by skill development.

Are executive functions immutable?
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