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Learning to form a spatial category of tight-fit relations: how experience with a label can give a boost.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19413427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two experiments explored the ability of 18-month-old infants to form an abstract categorical representation of tight-fit spatial relations in a visual habituation task. In Experiment 1, infants formed an abstract spatial category when hearing a familiar word (tight) during habituation but not when viewing the events in silence or when hearing a novel word. In Experiment 2, infants were given experience viewing and producing tight-fit relations while an experimenter labeled them with a novel word. Following this experience, infants formed the tight-fit spatial category in the visual habituation task, particularly when hearing the novel word again during habituation. Results suggest that even brief experience with a label and tight-fit relations can aid infants in forming an abstract categorical representation of tight-fit relations.
Authors:
Marianella Casasola; Jui Bhagwat; Anne S Burke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0012-1649     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-05     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  711-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 APA, all rights reserved
Affiliation:
Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA. mc272@cornell.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Association Learning
Attention
Child Psychology*
Color Perception
Comprehension*
Female
Generalization (Psychology)
Humans
Infant
Language Development*
Male
Motion Perception*
Orientation*
Pattern Recognition, Visual*
Psychomotor Performance
Semantics*
Space Perception*
Speech Perception*
Vocabulary
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD43941-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD043941-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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