Title

Developing without concepts.

Date of Original Version

6-1-2010

Type

Article

PubMed ID

20584421

Abstract or Description

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.

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X10000518

 

Published In

The Behavioral and brain sciences, 33, 2-3, 229-230.