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Using Network Science to Study Children’s Conceptual Development

Project description

Explaining how children are lifting their abstract concepts

Manifestations of first abstract concepts in humans can be observed as early as in infancy. Defined as general notions expressed in the mind, speech or thought, they are fundamental in building blocks of thoughts, and are crucial in all aspects of cognition. But to understand how they are developing in early childhood is still a challenge for science. The EU-funded ConceptNet project will investigate this issue based on an assumption of the crucial role of cultural hints offered by the language. A novelty approach from the dynamic networks field will enable capturing the complexity of children’s linguistic input. ConceptNet will help to refine science education at schools.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 184 707,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00