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Decisions, decisions: infant language learning when multiple generalizations are possible.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15992791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two experiments presented infants with artificial language input in which at least two generalizations were logically possible. The results demonstrate that infants made one of the two generalizations tested, the one that was most statistically consistent with the particular subset of the data they received. The experiments shed light on how learners might go about solving the induction problem for human language.
Authors:
LouAnn Gerken
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2005-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognition     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0010-0277     ISO Abbreviation:  Cognition     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-09     Completed Date:  2006-03-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367541     Medline TA:  Cognition     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  B67-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. gerken@u.arizona.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Generalization (Psychology)*
Humans
Infant
Language Development*
Psycholinguistics
Thinking*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 HD042170/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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