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Using Motor Dynamics to Explore Real-time Competition in Cross-situational Word Learning: Evidence From Two Novel Paradigms

  title={Using Motor Dynamics to Explore Real-time Competition in Cross-situational Word Learning: Evidence From Two Novel Paradigms},
  author={John P. Bunce and Drew H. Abney and Chelsea L. Gordon and Michael J. Spivey and Rose M. Scott},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
Children and adults can use cross-situational information to identify words’ referents. What do learners retain about the potential referents that occur with a word: do they encode multiple referents or a single guess? We tested this question using novel mouse tracking and finger tracking paradigms. Adults were exposed to novel words in a series of ambiguous training trials and then tested on the words’ referents. In some test trials, participants saw the target and three referents that had… 

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