Word comprehension facilitates object individuation in 10- and 11-month-old infants.

@article{Rivera2007WordCF,
  title={Word comprehension facilitates object individuation in 10- and 11-month-old infants.},
  author={Susan M. Rivera and Aseen Nancie Zawaydeh},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2007},
  volume={1146},
  pages={146-57}
}
The present study investigated the role that comprehending words for objects plays in 10- and 11-month-old infants' ability to individuate those objects in a spatiotemporally ambiguous event. To do this, we employed an object individuation task in which infants were familiarized to two objects coming in and out from behind a screen in alternation, and then the screen was removed to reveal either both or only one of the objects. Results show that only when 10- and 11-month-olds comprehend words… CONTINUE READING

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