Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
EICHLER, Marcelo Leandro and FAGUNDES, Lea. Updating the debate between Piaget and Chomsky in a neurobiological perspective. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.2, pp. 255-266. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000200014.
The understandings of language acquisition and of cognitive structures are in debate in the center of the cognitive sciences. It happens despite of a group of academics who, in a rhetorical way, insists on despising Piaget's constructivist model, keeping a connection to Chomsky's innatist theory. This paper recalls the classical debate between these two knowledge systems, rethinking it in a psychobiological perspective and presenting recent neurobiological studies that suggest a correction of commitment between innate and acquired as pointed by Piaget.
Keywords : Construtivism; innatism; genetic epistemology; neurobiology.