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Visual Sequence Learning in Infancy: Domain-General and Domain-Specific Associations with Language.
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PMID:  22523477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Research suggests that non-linguistic sequence learning abilities are an important contributor to language development (Conway, Bauernschmidt, Huang, & Pisoni, 2010). The current study investigated visual sequence learning as a possible predictor of vocabulary development in infants. Fifty-eight 8.5-month-old infants were presented with a three-location spatiotemporal sequence of multi-colored geometric shapes. Early language skills were assessed using the MacArthur-Bates CDI. Analyses of children's reaction times to the stimuli suggest that the extent to which infants demonstrated learning was significantly correlated with their vocabulary comprehension at the time of test and with their gestural comprehension abilities 5 months later. These findings suggest that visual sequence learning may have both domain-general and domain-specific associations with language learning.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1532-7078     ISO Abbreviation:  Infancy     Publication Date:  2012 5 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890607     Medline TA:  Infancy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  247-271     Citation Subset:  -    
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