On the semantics of infant categorization and why infants perceive horses as humans

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (6):724-726 (2008)
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This commentary considers the issues of what should be taken as evidence for semantic categorization in infants and why infants display a surprising asymmetry in the categorization of humans versus nonhuman animals. It is argued that perceptual knowledge should be viewed as a potent source of information for semantic categorization, and that the asymmetrical categorization behavior arises as a consequence of the frequency and similarity structure of experience



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