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ERIC Number: EJ656290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Objects Are Individuals but Stuff Doesn't Count: Perceived Rigidity and Cohesiveness Influence Infants' Representations of Small Groups of Discrete Entities.
Huntley-Fenner, Gavin; Carey, Susan; Solimando, Andrea
Cognition, v85 n3 p203-21 Oct 2002
Two experiments probed 8-month-olds' ability to represent different kinds of entities: rigid, cohesive objects; flexible, cohesive objects; and non-rigid, non-cohesive portions of sand. Results suggest that the processes by which infants individuate and track entities are sensitive to material kind, rigid cohesive objects occupy a privileged status in this system, and early knowledge about objects and substances has a quantificational aspect. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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