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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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    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.
  7. 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.
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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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    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.
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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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    Numerosity discrimination in infants: Evidence for two systems of representations.Fei Xu - 2003 - Cognition 89 (1):B15-B25.
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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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    Another Look at Looking Time: Surprise as Rational Statistical Inference.Zi L. Sim & Fei Xu - 2019 - Topics in Cognitive Science 11 (1):154-163.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 emergence of kind concepts: a rejoinder to Needham and Baillargeon.Fei Xu & Susan Carey - 2000 - Cognition 74 (3):285-301.
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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.
  25. 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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    Effects of explanation on children’s question asking.Azzurra Ruggeri, Fei Xu & Tania Lombrozo - 2019 - Cognition 191 (C):103966.
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  27. 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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    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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    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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  30. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    From social contingency to verbal reference: A constructivist hypothesis.Elena Luchkina & Fei Xu - 2022 - Psychological Review 129 (4):890-909.
  38. 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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  39. 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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    Makesi Zhu Yi Zhe Xue Yu Hou Xian Dai Zhu Yi de Bi Jiao =.Fei Xu - 2006 - Beijing Shi ;Zhi Shi Chan Quan Chu Ban She.
    本书对马克思主义哲学和后现代主义的产生背景、总体特征、本体论特征、历史观特征和发展趋势进行了对比研究。.
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  41. The Influence of Positive Emotion and Sports Hope on Pre-competition State Anxiety in Martial Arts Players.HuiXin Yang, XuPing Wen & Fei Xu - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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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.
  43. 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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    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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    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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    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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    Count Nouns, Sortal Concepts, and the Nature ofEarly Words.Fei Xu - 2009 - In Francis Jeffry Pelletier (ed.), Kinds, Things, and Stuff: Mass Terms and Generics. Oup Usa. pp. 191.
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    Rational statistical inference: A critical component for word learning.Fei Xu & Joshua B. Tenenbaum - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1123-1124.
    In order to account for how children can generalize words beyond a very limited set of labeled examples, Bloom's proposal of word learning requires two extensions: a better understanding of the “general learning and memory abilities” involved, and a principled framework for integrating multiple conflicting constraints on word meaning. We propose a framework based on Bayesian statistical inference that meets both of those needs.
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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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    Language and conceptual development: Words as essence placeholders.Fei Xu - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):704-705.
    Perhaps in addition to language being a potential medium of domain-general thought, as suggested by Carruthers, language may also play another role in conceptual development: Words are “essence placeholders.” Evidence is presented from studies on categorization, object individuation, and inductive inference in infancy. The assumption that words are essence placeholders may be a mechanism by which infants acquire kind concepts.
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