Artificial grammar learning in children: abstraction of rules or sensitivity to perceptual features?

@article{Witt2012ArtificialGL,
  title={Artificial grammar learning in children: abstraction of rules or sensitivity to perceptual features?},
  author={Arnaud Witt and Annie Vinter},
  journal={Psychological research},
  year={2012},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={97-110}
}
We examined sensitivity to grammatical sequences of colors in an artificial grammar learning task in a sample of 120 children aged between 5 and 8 years. The aim of the experiment was to test whether the children would preferentially learn the specific salient features of the items they were exposed to or the rules that generated these items. The children were divided into two experimental groups (identical grammar but training items differing in their surface features) and a control group… CONTINUE READING

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