Infants learn about objects from statistics and people.

@article{Wu2011InfantsLA,
  title={Infants learn about objects from statistics and people.},
  author={Rachel Wu and Alison Gopnik and Daniel C. Richardson and Natasha Z. Kirkham},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={1220-9}
}
In laboratory experiments, infants are sensitive to patterns of visual features that co-occur (e.g., Fiser & Aslin, 2002). Once infants learn the statistical regularities, however, what do they do with that knowledge? Moreover, which patterns do infants learn in the cluttered world outside of the laboratory? Across 4 experiments, we show that 9-month-olds use this sensitivity to make inferences about object properties. In Experiment 1, 9-month-old infants expected co-occurring visual features… CONTINUE READING
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