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1 A single-process model The single-process model holds that infants’ category representations develop gradually through the inclusion of more information, a process that we can call ‘quantitative enrichment’ (Eimas and Quinn, 1994; Madole and Oakes, 1999; Quinn and Eimas, 1996a; Quinn and Eimas, 1997; Rakison and Poulin-Dubois, 2001). According to this model, the global category ‘animal’ develops as infants encounter a succession of different animals as time goes by. As a result of these various encounters, the category comes to encompass an increasing number of features such as body shape, limbs, a ‘face’ in a head shape and dynamic features such as biological motion patterns and particular sorts of sounds.
So, infants’ categories for objects and spatial relations can be seen as developmentally very useful: they organize experience in ways that provide a foundation for the further growth of cognitive structure and content. 49 50 COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN Summary of Sect ion 5 . . g. g. g. furniture). Global level categories tend to be formed ﬁrst in development. In the realm of spatial relations, infants’ categorizing of ‘above’, ‘below’ and ‘between’ is at ﬁrst tied to speciﬁc contexts but later becomes more context-free.
If infants are able mentally to separate an object’s position (above/below) from the shape of the object that is in that position, which of the test stimuli shown in Figure 7 will they look at for longer? Make a note of your answers. g. g. ‘above’). If they can separate out object and position information, then, because they have been familiarized to ‘above’, they should see the right-hand test stimulus as novel because it shows the spatial relation ‘below’ and they will look at it for longer. s In contrast to the infants tested in the original ‘above’ versus ‘below’ experiment described in Section 2, the infants tested in this new version of the categorization task did not show a preference for the novel spatial category test stimulus, instead they divided their attention equally across both test stimuli.