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Word learning as the interaction of statistical association and dynamic competition

McMurray, B., Apfelbaum, K. S., Toscano, J. C., & Samuelson, L. K. (2010, March). Paper presented at the 2010 International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.


Research on word learning is riddled with meta-theoretical claims about the difficulty of the problem–the amount of ambiguity; the rate of acquisition; non-obvious or conceptual information sources—that point toward specialized mechanisms attuned for lexical development... Read more →

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Towards an integration of connectionist learning and dynamical systems processing: Case studies in speech and lexical development

McMurray, B., Horst, J., Toscano, J. C., & Samuelson, L. K. (2009). In J. P. Spencer, M. Thomas, & J. McClelland (Eds.), Toward a Unified Theory of Development: Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Re-Considered. Oxford University Press.

Abstract: This chapter describes model of the development of simple analogical reasoning and shows how the model accounts for seven characteristics of children’s developing abilities to reason analogically... Read more →

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