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Methodology of metal criticality determination.
A comprehensive methodology has been created to quantify the degree of criticality of the metals of the periodic table. Expand
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Transfer of learning between 2D and 3D sources during infancy: Informing theory and practice.
  • R. Barr
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental review : DR
  • 1 June 2010
The ability to transfer learning across contexts is an adaptive skill that develops rapidly during early childhood. Learning from television is a specific instance of transfer of learning between aExpand
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Influence of bilingualism on memory generalization during infancy.
Very few studies have examined the cognitive advantages of bilingualism during the first two years of development, and a majority of the studies examining bilingualism throughout the lifespan haveExpand
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Age-related changes in deferred imitation from television by 6- to 18-month-olds.
During the second year of life, infants exhibit a video deficit effect. That is, they learn significantly less from a televised demonstration than they learn from a live demonstration. We predictedExpand
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The role of sensory preconditioning in memory retrieval by preverbal infants
Infants’ memories are highly specific to their training stimuli; they rarely transfer learned responding. In two experiments, we asked whether sensory preconditioning facilitates the transfer ofExpand
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Reenactment of televised content by 2-year olds: toddlers use language learned from television to solve a difficult imitation problem.
  • R. Barr, N. Wyss
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Infant behavior & development
  • 1 December 2008
Parents commonly label objects on television and for some programs, verbal labels are also provided directly via voice-over. The present study investigated whether toddlers' imitation performanceExpand
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The effect of repetition on imitation from television during infancy.
Although television exposure levels during infancy are high, the impact of such exposure on learning is relatively unknown. Initial studies have shown that infants imitate significantly fewer targetExpand
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Socioeconomic disparities in neurocognitive development in the first two years of life.
Socioeconomic status (SES) is strongly associated with cognition and achievement. Socioeconomic disparities in language and memory skills have been reported from elementary school throughExpand
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Infant imitation from television using novel touch screen technology.
Infants learn less from a televised demonstration than from a live demonstration, the video deficit effect. The present study employs a novel approach, using touch screen technology to examineExpand
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Parent-child interactions during traditional and computer storybook reading for children's comprehension: Implications for electronic storybook design
A storybook is a storybook, whether the story is presented on paper or electronically, although the ways in which parents and children engage with it may differ as a function of the platform. Expand
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