Vocabulary Acquisition and Verbal Short-Term Memory: Computational and Neural Bases

@article{Gupta1997VocabularyAA,
  title={Vocabulary Acquisition and Verbal Short-Term Memory: Computational and Neural Bases},
  author={Prahlad Gupta and Brian MacWhinney},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={1997},
  volume={59},
  pages={267-333}
}
In this paper, we explore the hypothesis that human vocabulary acquisition processes and verbal short-term memory abilities utilize a common cognitive and neural system. We begin by reviewing behavioral evidence for a shared set of processes. Next, we examine what the computational bases of such a shared system might be and how vocabulary acquisition and verbal short-term memory might be related in mechanistic terms. We examine existing computational models of vocabulary acquisition and of… Expand
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