Developing object concepts in infancy: an associative learning perspective.

@article{Rakison2008DevelopingOC,
  title={Developing object concepts in infancy: an associative learning perspective.},
  author={David H. Rakison and Gary Lupyan},
  journal={Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development},
  year={2008},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={
          vii, 1-110
        }
}
We present a domain-general framework called constrained attentional associative learning to provide a developmental account for how and when infants form concepts for animates and inanimates that encapsulate not only their surface appearance but also their movement characteristics. Six simulations with the same general-purpose architecture implement the features of the theory to model infant behavior in learning about objects' motion trajectory, their causal role, their onset of motion, and… CONTINUE READING

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