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    Word learning as Bayesian inference.Fei Xu & Joshua B. Tenenbaum - 2007 - Psychological Review 114 (2):245-272.
  2. Large number discrimination in 6-month-old infants.Fei Xu & Elizabeth S. Spelke - 2000 - Cognition 74 (1):1-11.
    Six-month-old infants discriminate between large sets of objects on the basis of numerosity when other extraneous variables are controlled, provided that the sets to be discriminated differ by a large ratio (8 vs. 16 but not 8 vs. 12). The capacities to represent approximate numerosity found in adult animals and humans evidently develop in human infants prior to language and symbolic counting.
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  3. A tutorial introduction to Bayesian models of cognitive development.Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Thomas L. Griffiths & Fei Xu - 2011 - Cognition 120 (3):302-321.
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    Infants' knowledge of objects: beyond object files and object tracking.Susan Carey & Fei Xu - 2001 - Cognition 80 (1-2):179-213.
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    Towards a rational constructivist theory of cognitive development.Fei Xu - 2019 - Psychological Review 126 (6):841-864.
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    Indexing and the object concept: developing `what' and `where' systems.Alan M. Leslie, Fei Xu, Patrice D. Tremoulet & Brian J. Scholl - 1998 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2 (1):10-18.
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    The role of language in acquiring object kind concepts in infancy.Fei Xu - 2002 - Cognition 85 (3):223-250.
  8. From lot's wife to a pillar of salt: Evidence that physical object is a sortal concept.Fei Xu - 1997 - Mind and Language 12 (3-4):365–392.
    A number of philosophers of language have proposed that people do not have conceptual access to‘bare particulars’, or attribute‐free individuals (e.g. Wiggins, 1980). Individuals can only be picked out under some sortal, a concept which provides principles of individuation and identity. Many advocates of this view have argued that object is not a genuine sortal concept. I will argue in this paper that a narrow sense of‘object’, namely the concept of any bounded, coherent, three‐dimensional physical object that moves as a (...)
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    From Lot's Wife to a Pillar of Salt: Evidence that Physical Object is a Sortal Concept.Fei Xu - 1997 - Mind and Language 12 (3-4):365-392.
    A number of philosophers of language have proposed that people do not have conceptual access to‘bare particulars’, or attribute‐free individuals (e.g. Wiggins, 1980). Individuals can only be picked out under some sortal, a concept which provides principles of individuation and identity. Many advocates of this view have argued that object is not a genuine sortal concept. I will argue in this paper that a narrow sense of‘object’, namely the concept of any bounded, coherent, three‐dimensional physical object that moves as a (...)
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    Infants' knowledge of objects: beyond object files and object tracking.Susan Carey & Fei Xu - 2001 - Cognition 80 (1-2):179-213.
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    Indexing and the object concept:” what” and” where” in infancy.Alan M. Leslie, Fei Xu, Patrice D. Tremoulet & Brian J. Scholl - 1998 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2 (1):10-18.
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    Statistical inference and sensitivity to sampling in 11-month-old infants.Fei Xu & Stephanie Denison - 2009 - Cognition 112 (1):97-104.
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    The origins of probabilistic inference in human infants.Stephanie Denison & Fei Xu - 2014 - Cognition 130 (3):335-347.
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    Another Look at Looking Time: Surprise as Rational Statistical Inference.Zi L. Sim & Fei Xu - 2019 - Topics in Cognitive Science 11 (1):154-163.
    Surprise—operationalized as looking time—has a long history in developmental research, providing a window into the perception and cognition of infants. Recently, however, a number of developmental researchers have considered infants’ and children's surprise in its own right. This article reviews empirical evidence and computational models of complex statistical inferences underlying surprise, and discusses how these findings relate to the role that surprise appears to play as a catalyst for learning.
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    Numerosity discrimination in infants: Evidence for two systems of representations.Fei Xu - 2003 - Cognition 89 (1):B15-B25.
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    Three-year-old children's reasoning about possibilities.Stephanie Alderete & Fei Xu - 2023 - Cognition 237 (C):105472.
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    Infants' ability to use object kind information for object individuation.Fei Xu, Susan Carey & Jenny Welch - 1999 - Cognition 70 (2):137-166.
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    Memory enhancements from active control of learning emerge across development.Azzurra Ruggeri, Douglas B. Markant, Todd M. Gureckis, Maria Bretzke & Fei Xu - 2019 - Cognition 186 (C):82-94.
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    Integrating Physical Constraints in Statistical Inference by 11-Month-Old Infants.Stephanie Denison & Fei Xu - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (5):885-908.
    Much research on cognitive development focuses either on early-emerging domain-specific knowledge or domain-general learning mechanisms. However, little research examines how these sources of knowledge interact. Previous research suggests that young infants can make inferences from samples to populations (Xu & Garcia, 2008) and 11- to 12.5-month-old infants can integrate psychological and physical knowledge in probabilistic reasoning (Teglas, Girotto, Gonzalez, & Bonatti, 2007; Xu & Denison, 2009). Here, we ask whether infants can integrate a physical constraint of immobility into a statistical (...)
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    Intuitions about magic track the development of intuitive physics.Casey Lewry, Kaley Curtis, Nadya Vasilyeva, Fei Xu & Thomas L. Griffiths - 2021 - Cognition 214 (C):104762.
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    Young children’s use of statistical sampling evidence to infer the subjectivity of preferences.Lili Ma & Fei Xu - 2011 - Cognition 120 (3):403-411.
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    Active inductive inference in children and adults: A constructivist perspective.Neil R. Bramley & Fei Xu - 2023 - Cognition 238 (C):105471.
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    Weibo or WeChat? Assessing Preference for Social Networking Sites and Role of Personality Traits and Psychological Factors.Juan Hou, Yamikani Ndasauka, Xuefei Pan, Shuangyi Chen, Fei Xu & Xiaochu Zhang - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Effects of explanation on children’s question asking.Azzurra Ruggeri, Fei Xu & Tania Lombrozo - 2019 - Cognition 191 (C):103966.
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    The emergence of kind concepts: a rejoinder to Needham and Baillargeon.Fei Xu & Susan Carey - 2000 - Cognition 74 (3):285-301.
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    When Choices Are Not Personal: The Effect of Statistical and Social Cues on Children's Inferences About the Scope of Preferences.Gil Diesendruck, Shira Salzer, Tamar Kushnir & Fei Xu - 2015 - Journal of Cognition and Development 16 (2):370-380.
    Individual choices are commonly taken to manifest personal preferences. The present study investigated whether social and statistical cues influence young children's inferences about the generalizability of preferences. Preschoolers were exposed to either 1 or 2 demonstrators’ selections of objects. The selected objects constituted 18%, 50%, or 100% of all available objects. We found that children took a single demonstrator's choices as indicative only of his or her personal preference. However, when 2 demonstrators made the same selection, then children inferred that (...)
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    The Epistemology of Rational Constructivism.Mark Fedyk & Fei Xu - 2018 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9 (2):343-362.
    Rational constructivism is one of the leading theories in developmental psychology. But it is not a purely psychological theory: rational constructivism also makes a number of substantial epistemological claims about both the nature of human rationality and several normative principles that fall squarely into the ambit of epistemology. The aim of this paper is to clarify and defend both theses and several other epistemological claims, as they represent the essential epistemological dimensions of rational constructivism.
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    The emergence of kind concepts: a rejoinder to Needham and Baillargeon.Fei Xu & Susan Carey - 2000 - Cognition 74 (3):285-301.
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  29. Rational statistical inference and cognitive development.Fei Xu - 2007 - In Peter Carruthers (ed.), The Innate Mind: Foundations and the Future. Oxford University Press, Usa. pp. 3--199.
     
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  30. Induction, overhypotheses, and the shape bias: Some arguments and evidence for rational constructivism.Fei Xu, Kathryn Dewar & Amy Perfors - 2009 - In Bruce M. Hood & Laurie Santos (eds.), The Origins of Object Knowledge. Oxford University Press. pp. 263--284.
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    Probabilistic models of cognitive development: Towards a rational constructivist approach to the study of learning and development.Fei Xu & Thomas L. Griffiths - 2011 - Cognition 120 (3):299-301.
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    The automatic activation of emotion words measured using the emotional face-word Stroop task in late Chinese–English bilinguals.Lin Fan, Qiang Xu, Xiaoxi Wang, Fei Xu, Yaping Yang & Zhi Lu - 2018 - Cognition and Emotion 32 (2):315-324.
    In the current study, late Chinese–English bilinguals performed a facial expression identification task with emotion words in the task-irrelevant dimension, in either their first language or second language. The investigation examined the automatic access of the emotional content in words appearing in more than one language. Significant congruency effects were present for both L1 and L2 emotion word processing. Furthermore, the magnitude of emotional face-word Stroop effect in the L1 task was greater as compared to the L2 task, indicating that (...)
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  33. Induction, overhypotheses, and the shape bias: some arguments and evidence for rational constructivism.Fei Xu, Kathryn Dewar & Perfors & Amy - 2009 - In Bruce M. Hood & Laurie R. Santos (eds.), The Origins of Object Knowledge. Oxford University Press.
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    Sortal concepts and causal continuity: Comment on Rips, Blok, and Newman (2006).Mijke Rhemtulla & Fei Xu - 2007 - Psychological Review 114 (4):1087-1094.
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    Sequential Spiking Neural P Systems with Local Scheduled Synapses without Delay.Alia Bibi, Fei Xu, Henry N. Adorna & Francis George C. Cabarle - 2019 - Complexity 2019:1-12.
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    The Theoretical and Methodological Opportunities Afforded by Guided Play With Young Children.Yue Yu, Patrick Shafto, Elizabeth Bonawitz, Scott C.-H. Yang, Roberta M. Golinkoff, Kathleen H. Corriveau, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek & Fei Xu - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Rational constructivism, statistical inference, and core cognition.Fei Xu & Susan Carey - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (3):151.
    I make two points in this commentary on Carey (2009). First, it may be too soon to conclude that core cognition is innate. Recent advances in computational cognitive science and developmental psychology suggest possible mechanisms for developing inductive biases. Second, there is another possible answer to Fodor's challenge – if concepts are merely mental tokens, then cognitive scientists should spend their time on developing a theory of belief fixation instead.
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    Is core knowledge in the format of LOT?Fei Xu - 2023 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 46:e291.
    Object individuation provides a test case for the claim that infants already have a prelinguistic language-of-thought (LOT). By 12 months, infants represent several sortal-kinds: Object, agent, animate, and perhaps artifact. Infants have also encountered many words for object kinds, animals, people, and artifacts, therefore it remains a viable hypothesis that language learning may play a causal role in the acquisition of sortal-kinds, contra Quilty-Dunn et al.
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    Creativity as potentially valuable improbable constructions.Mark Fedyk & Fei Xu - 2021 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11 (1):1-24.
    We argue that creative ideas are potentially valuable improbable constructions. We arrive at this formulation of creativity after considering several problems that arise for the theories that suggest that creativity is novelty, originality, or usefulness. Our theory avoids these problems. But since we also derive our theory of creativity from the scientific commitments of a more general theory of cognitive development, a theory called rational constructivism, our theory is unique insofar as it explains creativity in both adults and children through (...)
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    The productive mind: Creativity as a source of abstract mental representations.Mark Fedyk & Fei Xu - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43.
    Explanations of how the brain makes successful predictions should refer to abstracta. But, the mind/brain system is for more than prediction alone. Creativity also plays an important role in supply the mind/brain system with abstracta that serve a number of valuable ends over and above prediction.
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    Self-directed learning by preschoolers in a naturalistic overhearing context.Ruthe Foushee, Mahesh Srinivasan & Fei Xu - 2021 - Cognition 206 (C):104415.
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    Question answering from structured knowledge sources.Anette Frank, Hans-Ulrich Krieger, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit, Berthold Crysmann, Brigitte Jörg & Ulrich Schäfer - 2007 - Journal of Applied Logic 5 (1):20-48.
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    Extended Model on Structural Stability and Robustness to Bounded Rationality.Yi Liao, Lujiang Miao, Lei Wang, Fei Xu & Chi Zhang - 2021 - Complexity 2021:1-6.
    In this article, we focus on an extended model M ¯ of bounded rationality. Based on a rationality function with lower semicontinuity, we analyze the relationship between structural stability and robustness of Ω ¯. To further demonstrate the applicability of our theory, we introduce a model Ω ¯ 0 containing an abstract rationality function and generalize abstract fuzzy economies. We demonstrate the structural stability of the extended model Ω ¯ 0 at ξ ¯, ɛ. That is to say, Ω ¯ (...)
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    The Mediating Effect of Creativity on the Relationship Between Mathematic Achievement and Programming Self-Efficacy.Jun Liu, Meng Sun, Yue Dong, Fei Xu, Xue Sun & Yan Zhou - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Purpose: This study aimed to explore the relationship between mathematic achievement and programming self-efficacy, and adopt a mediation model to verify the mediating role of creativity on the relationship between mathematic achievement and programming self-efficacy.Methods: A total of 950 upper-secondary school students were surveyed using their math test scores, the Kirton Adaption-Innovation and the Programmed Self-Efficacy Scale. SPSS-26 was used for descriptive statistical analysis and correlation analysis of related variables. The PROCESS plugin was used to test the mediating effect of (...)
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    From social contingency to verbal reference: A constructivist hypothesis.Elena Luchkina & Fei Xu - 2022 - Psychological Review 129 (4):890-909.
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    Postscript: Sortal concepts are fundamental for tracing identity.Mijke Rhemtulla & Fei Xu - 2007 - Psychological Review 114 (4):1095-1095.
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  47. Numbers 1, 2 Special Issue: Objects and Attention.Brian Scholl, Brian J. Scholl, Michael Kubovy, David van Valkenburg, Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Jacob Feldman, Susan Carey, Fei Xu & Claudia Uller - 2001 - Cognition 80 (301):301-302.
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    The Effect of High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Right Inferior Frontal Gyrus on Empathy in Healthy Individuals.Xiaoling Wu, Feifei Xu, Xingui Chen, Lu Wang, Wanling Huang, Ke Wan, Gong-Jun Ji, Guixian Xiao, Sheng Xu, Fengqiong Yu, Chunyan Zhu, Chunhua Xi & Kai Wang - 2018 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12.
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    Concepts are not beliefs, but having concepts is having beliefs.Fei Xu, Joshua B. Tenenbaum & Cristina M. Sorrentino - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):89-89.
    We applaud Millikan's psychologically plausible version of the causal theory of reference. Her proposal offers a significant clarification of the much-debated relation between concepts and beliefs, and suggests positive directions for future empirical studies of conceptual development. However, Millikan's revision of the causal theory may leave us with no generally satisfying account of concept individuation in the mind.
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  50. Concept formation and language development: count nouns and object kinds.Fei Xu - 2009 - In Gareth Gaskell (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Oxford University Press.
     
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