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Table 2 Summary of five recent mathematical evolutionary models that predict variation in plasticity across development

From: Adaptive explanations for sensitive windows in development

  Factor(s) varying across development
Model Cue frequency? Cue reliability? Information state? Benefit of information? Limits to plasticity? Cost of plasticity?
Frankenhuis and Panchanathan [35] N N Y N Y N
Panchanathan and Frankenhuis [88] N N Y N Y N
Stamps and Krishnan [48] N N Y N N N
English et al. [88] N N Y N N N
Fischer et al. [26] N N Y Y N N
  1. Letters identify which factors did (Y) and did not (N) vary across development in each model. Factors varying across development could potentially explain the predicted developmental changes in plasticity.