First Principles Organize Attention to and Learning About Relevant Data: Number and the Animate-Inanimate Distinction as Examples

  title={First Principles Organize Attention to and Learning About Relevant Data: Number and the Animate-Inanimate Distinction as Examples},
  author={Rochel Gelman},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
Early cognitive development benefits from nonilnguistic representations of skeietai sets of domain-specific principles and complementary domain-relevant doto obstroction processes. The principles outline the domain, identify relevant inputs, and structure coherently what is learned. Knowledge acquisition within the domoin is a faint function of such domain-specific principles and domain-general learning mechanisms. Two examples of early learning illustrate this. Skeietol preverboi counting… 

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