Reduction of uncertainty in human sequential learning: Evidence from artificial grammar learning
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Reduction of uncertainty in human sequential learning: Evidence from artificial grammar learning. In: 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society, JUL 31-AUG 02, 2003, Boston, MA.Full text not available from this repository.
Research on statistical teaming in adults and infants has shown that humans are particularly sensitive to statistical properties of the input. Early experiments in artificial grammar teaming, for instance, show a sensitivity for transitional n-gram probabilities. It has been argued, however, that this source of information may not help in detecting nonadjacent dependencies, in the presence of substantial variability of the intervening material, thus suggesting a different focus of attention involving change versus non-change (Gomez, 2002). Following Gomez proposal, we contend that alternative sources of information may be attended to simultaneously by learners, in an attempt to reduce uncertainty. With several potential cues in competition, performance crucially depends on which cue is strong enough to be relied upon. By carefully manipulating the statistical environment it is possible to weigh the contribution of each cue. Several implications for the field of statistical teaming and language development are drawn.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY, Pts 1 and 2|
|Publisher:||LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL|
|Editor:||Alterman, R and Kirsh, D|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 886-891|
|Title of Event:||25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society|
|Location of Event:||Boston, MA|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUL 31-AUG 02, 2003|
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