The development of perceptual grouping biases in infancy: A Japanese-English cross-linguistic study

  title={The development of perceptual grouping biases in infancy: A Japanese-English cross-linguistic study},
  author={Katherine Yoshida and John R. Iversen and Aniruddh Patel and Reiko Mazuka and Janet F. Werker},
Perceptual grouping has traditionally been thought to be governed by innate, universal principles. However, recent work has found differences in Japanese and English speakers' non-linguistic perceptual grouping, implicating language in non-linguistic perceptual processes (Iversen, Patel, & Ohgushi, 2008). Two experiments test Japanese- and English-learning infants of 5-6 and 7-8 months of age to explore the development of grouping preferences. At 5-6 months, neither the Japanese nor the English… CONTINUE READING

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