Social-Cultural Influences on Cognitive Development: Revisiting Ten Years Later the Concept of «Engram»



In this paper the author outlines the scientific heritage of L.A. Venger and correlates this scholar's views on child development with concepts of foreign explores. G.G. Price stated his belief that L.A. Venger's works on the under-conceptual thinking offer a new view of a problem of the relationship between cognition and brain mechanisms. Difficulties connected to integration of the Venger's ideas to the western psychological practice are noted specially.

General Information

Keywords: L.A. Venger, under-conceptual thinking, sensory standards, cognitive development, training, engram

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Price G.G. Social-Cultural Influences on Cognitive Development: Revisiting Ten Years Later the Concept of «Engram». Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2007. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 42–45. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Gary G. Price, Professor, head of the chair of postgraduate programs, faculty of methods and methodology of teaching, University Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA, e-mail:



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