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{The shape of thought.}
Type of publication: Article
Citation: Markson2008
Journal: Developmental science
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Year: 2008
Month: March
Pages: 204--8
ISSN: 1467-7687
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2007.00666.x
Abstract: When children learn the name of a novel object, they tend to extend that name to other objects similar in shape - a phenomenon referred to as the shape bias. Does the shape bias stem from learned associations between names and categories of objects, or does it derive from more general properties of children's understanding of language and the world? We argue here for the second alternative, presenting evidence that the shape bias emerges early in development, is not limited to names, and is intimately related to how children make sense of categories.
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Keywords: attention, Child, Humans, Language Development, Thinking, Thinking: physiology, Verbal Learning, Verbal Learning: physiology
Authors Markson, Lori
Diesendruck, Gil
Bloom, Paul
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...
  • http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.14...