Developing without concepts.
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We evaluate the heterogeneity hypothesis by considering the developmental time course and the mechanism of acquisition of exemplars, prototypes, and theories. We argue that behavioral and modeling data point to a sequential emergence of these three types of concepts within a single system. This suggests that similar or identical underlying cognitive processes - rather than separate ones - underpin representation acquisition.
The Behavioral and brain sciences, 33, 2-3, 229-230.