ERIC Number: EJ613578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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A Connectionist Account of Asymmetric Category Learning in Early Infancy.
Mareschal, Denis; French, Robert M.; Quinn, Paul C.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n5 p635-45 Sep 2000
Describes connectionist model showing exclusivity asymmetries when categorizing visual stimuli, similar to pattern shown by infants. Examines asymmetries in terms of an associative learning mechanism, distributed internal representations, and statistics of feature distributions in the stimuli. Details test of model with infants, finding that asymmetry persisted when a category was acquired in the presence of mixed category exemplars. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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