Real-world visual statistics and infants’ first-learned object names

Elizabeth M. Clerkin, Elizabeth Hart, James M. Rehg, Chen Yu, Linda B. Smith
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February 8, 2017
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The paper offers a new solution to the unsolved problem of how infants break into word learning based on the visual statistics of everyday infant-perspective scenes. Images from head camera video captured by 8 1/2 to 10 1/2 month-old infants at 147 at-home mealtime events were analysed for the objects in view.

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Clerkin EM, Hart E, Rehg JM, Yu C, Smith LB. 2017 Real-world visual statistics and infants’ first-learned object names. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372: 20160055.