ERIC Number: EJ920392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 21
Different Approaches to the Study of Early Perceptual Learning
Bhatt, Ramesh S.; Quinn, Paul C.
Infancy, v16 n1 p61-68 Jan-Feb 2011
Bhatt and Quinn (2011) review evidence indicating that learning plays a powerful role in the development of perceptual organization, and provide a theoretical framework for studying this process. The fact that prominent researchers in diverse areas of cognitive development and adult cognition have commented on this paper (Aslin, 2011; Goldstone, Son, & Byrge, 2011; Peterson, 2011) points to the centrality of learning as a contributor to the emergence of cognitive skills. These thoughtful commentaries identify areas of agreement with the Bhatt and Quinn (2011) framework, while also proposing different conceptualizations of the findings and alternative theoretical approaches to the study of learning in perceptual development. This article presents the response of Bhatt and Quinn to these commentaries.
Descriptors: Infants, Developmental Stages, Cognitive Development, Perceptual Development, Research Methodology, Cognitive Ability, Cues, Bayesian Statistics
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