Experience-based and on-line categorization of objects in early infancy.

  title={Experience-based and on-line categorization of objects in early infancy.},
  author={Marc H. Bornstein and Clay Mash},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={81 3},
What processes do infants employ in categorizing? Infants might categorize on line as they encounter category-related entities; alternatively, infants might depend on prior experience with entities in formulating categories. These alternatives were tested in forty-four 5-month-olds. Infants who were familiarized in the laboratory with a category of never-before-seen objects subsequently treated novel objects of the same category as familiar-they categorized on line-just as did infants who were… CONTINUE READING
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