Alan Kersten

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This research provides evidence that there are 2 competing attentional mechanisms in category learning. Attentionai persistence directs attention to attributes previously found to be predictive, whereas attentional contrast directs attention to attribute values that have not already been associated with a category. Three experiments provided evidence for(More)
This research demonstrates that the motions of objects influence children's attention to the parts of objects when learning nouns. Three-to five-year-old children viewed animated events involving bug-like creatures, each accompanied by one of two novel nouns. Nouns were differentiated by the creatures' heads and legs. In addition, for some participants, the(More)
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