Domain general constraints on statistical learning.

@article{Thiessen2011DomainGC,
  title={Domain general constraints on statistical learning.},
  author={Erik D. Thiessen},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={462-70}
}
All theories of language development suggest that learning is constrained. However, theories differ on whether these constraints arise from language-specific processes or have domain-general origins such as the characteristics of human perception and information processing. The current experiments explored constraints on statistical learning of patterns, such as the phonotactic patterns of an infants' native language. Infants in these experiments were presented with a visual analog of a… CONTINUE READING

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