How do natural environments shape adaptive cognition across the lifespan?

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How does human cognition adapt to idiosyncratic features of our real-world experiences across our lifetimes? The dynamic interaction between individuals and their natural environments is rarely the focus of study within cognitive science, but I argue that a more ecological approach will be critical for advancing developmental science and revealing the adaptive nature of cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1029-1030
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022


  • adaptive cognition
  • development
  • ecological approach
  • individual differences
  • real world

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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