Rudiments of mind: Insights through the chick model on number and space cognition in animals
Studies on human infants, focused on the ontogenetic origins of knowledge, have provided evidence for a small set of separable systems of core knowledge dealing with the representation of objects,…
Subfocal Color Categorization and Naming: The Role of Exposure to Language and Professional Experience
This paper examines word-formation abilities in coining compounds and derivatives in preschool children and adult speakers of two languages (English and Polish) differing in overall word-formation…
Whorfian potential in child language
Abstract As toddlers begin the language acquisition process, event memory and the capacity for dead-reckoning are developing in the cognitive domain, providing the potential to think about the…
Cultural commonalities and differences in spatial problem-solving: A computational analysis
How Artificial Communication Affects the Communication and Cognition of the Great Apes
Ape species-specific communication is grounded on the present, possesses some referential qualities and is mostly used to request objects or actions from others. Artificial systems of communication…
Doing Socrates experiment right: controlled rearing studies of geometrical knowledge in animals
- PsychologyCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Development of Sensitivity to Geometry in Visual Forms.
- PsychologyHuman evolution
Children's and adults' sensitivity to geometric invariants in a variety of visual displays appears to emerge as an interplay between developmentally invariant, core intuitions and later acquired distinctions.
Spatial routines for sketches: a framework for modeling spatial problem-solving
By ablating a model's ability to perform certain operations and examining the error pattern this produces, the SRS framework is able to produce new hypotheses about human reasoning, and this supports the claims on which the models are based.
Producing or reproducing reasoning? Socratic dialog is very effective, but only for a few
- EducationPloS one
It is shown that, for half of the learners, an exampled-based Socratic dialog in lecture form can give rise to formal geometric knowledge that can be applied to new, different problems.
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Core Knowledge of Geometry in an Amazonian Indigene Group
- Computer ScienceScience
The Mundurukú children and adults spontaneously made use of basic geometric concepts such as points, lines, parallelism, or right angles to detect intruders in simple pictures, and they used distance, angle, and sense relationships in geometrical maps to locate hidden objects.
Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf
The pioneering linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897--1941) grasped the relationship between human language and human thinking: how language can shape our innermost thoughts. His basic thesis is that our…
Thought and Language
One of the most powerful weapons which recent writers have managed to direct against the view that ‘thought’ is a process that can be validly distinguished from its expression or articulation in…
Is there a geometric module for spatial orientation? squaring theory and evidence
- PsychologyPsychonomic bulletin & review
Three possible processing models are presented that vary in the way in which (and the extent to which) they instantiate the modularity claim and a modified concept of modularity is proposed for which an empirical program of research is more tractable.
Spatial Scaling in Young Children
This article examines the emergence of the ability to use a simple map to acquire information about distance in a larger space. It is commonly believed that scaling is a late achievement in…
Sources of Flexibility in Human Cognition: Dual-Task Studies of Space and Language
- PsychologyCognitive Psychology
The experiments suggest that humans' flexible spatial memory depends on the ability to combine diverse information sources rapidly into unitary representations and that this ability, in turn, depends on natural language.
Travel Broadens the Mind.
- PsychologyInfancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies
It is concluded that, in infancy, the onset of locomotor experience brings about widespread consequences, and after infancy, can be responsible for an enduring role in development by maintaining and updating existing skills.
Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective on Development
- Psychology, Biology
A new framework in which interactions, occurring at all levels, give rise to emergent forms and behaviors that are not themselves directly contained in the genes in any domain-specific way is described.
Socioeconomic Status Modifies the Sex Difference in Spatial Skill
- PsychologyPsychological science
The finding that the male spatial advantage is sensitive to variations in SES provides a challenge to this assumption, and has implications for a successful explanation of the sex-related difference in spatial skill.