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With the use of spatial contextual cuing, we tested whether subjects learned to associate target locations with overall configurations of distractors or with individual locations of distractors. In Experiment 1, subjects were trained on 36 visual search displays that contained 36 sets of distractor locations and 18 target locations. Each target location was(More)
This experiment investigated 12-month-old infants' ability to link an event's beginning to its probable ending. Following Csibra, Biro, Koos, and Gergely (2003), infants were habituated to a simple chasing event involving animated balls, and at test saw 2 possible endings: either 1 ball caught the other or failed to do so. Two controls were added to the(More)
What does mass-count syntax contribute to the interpretation of noun phrases (NPs), and how much of NP meaning is contributed by lexical items alone? Many have argued that count syntax specifies reference to countable individuals (e.g., cats) while mass syntax specifies reference to unindividuated entities (e.g., water). We evaluated this claim using the(More)
EXTENDED ABSTRACT Agricultural models and decision support systems are becoming increasingly available for a wide audience of users. The Great Plains Framework for Agricultural Resource Management (GPFARM) DSS is a strategic planning tool for farmers, ranchers, and agricultural consultants that incorporates a science simulation model with an economic(More)
We explored the mapping between mass-count syntax and semantics, and how verb event semantics affect the meaning of derived nouns. In Experiment 1, we compared the interpretation of mass and count nouns derived from iterative verbs that describe bounded events (e.g., jump) and nouns derived from non-iterative verbs that describe unbounded events (e.g.,(More)
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