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A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action
A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action presents a comprehensive and detailed theory of early human development based on the principles of dynamic systems theory.Expand
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Rapid Word Learning Under Uncertainty via Cross-Situational Statistics
There are an infinite number of possible word-to-word pairings in naturalistic learning environments. Previous proposals to solve this mapping problem have focused on linguistic, social,Expand
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Object name Learning Provides On-the-Job Training for Attention
By the age of 3, children easily learn to name new objects, extending new names for unfamiliar objects by similarity in shape. Two experiments tested the proposal that experience in learning objectExpand
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The importance of shape in early lexical learning
Abstract We ask if certain dimensions of perceptual similarity are weighted more heavily than others in determining word extension. The specific dimensions examined were shape, size, and texture. InExpand
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Dynamic Systems Theories
Dynamic systems is a recent theoretical approach to the study of development. Expand
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Infants rapidly learn word-referent mappings via cross-situational statistics
First word learning should be difficult because any pairing of a word and scene presents the learner with an infinite number of possible referents. Accordingly, theorists of children's rapid wordExpand
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Knowing in the context of acting: the task dynamics of the A-not-B error.
The A-not-B error is one of the most robust and highly studied phenomena in developmental psychology. The traditional Piagetian interpretation is that the error reflects the immaturity of infants'Expand
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Development as a dynamic system
Development is about creating something more from something less, for example, a walking and talking toddler from a helpless infant. One current theoretical framework views the developmental processExpand
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From the lexicon to expectations about kinds: a role for associative learning.
In the novel noun generalization task, 2 1/2-year-old children display generalized expectations about how solid and nonsolid things are named, extending names for never-before-encountered solids byExpand
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Cognition as a dynamic system: Principles from embodiment
Traditional approaches to cognitive development concentrate on the stability of cognition and explain that stability via concepts segregated from perceiving acting. A dynamic systems approach inExpand
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