Linguistic labels, dynamic visual features, and attention in infant category learning.

  title={Linguistic labels, dynamic visual features, and attention in infant category learning.},
  author={Wei Deng and Vladimir M. Sloutsky},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
How do words affect categorization? According to some accounts, even early in development words are category markers and are different from other features. According to other accounts, early in development words are part of the input and are akin to other features. The current study addressed this issue by examining the role of words and dynamic visual features in category learning in 8- to 12-month-old infants. Infants were familiarized with exemplars from one category in a label-defined or… CONTINUE READING

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