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Vonk, Jennifer; Rastogi, Geetanjali – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2019
Children show a bias toward information about shape when labeling or determining category membership for novel objects. The body of work with human children suggests that the shape bias is not restricted to linguistic contexts but is highly contingent on task demands. Testing nonhumans could provide additional information about the salience of…
Descriptors: Animals, Classification, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Bias