Self‐generated variability in object images predicts vocabulary growth

Linda B. Smith & Chen Yu
We take a novel, objective approach to investigate the link between object manipulation and vocabulary development. Object names are a major component of early vocabularies and learning object names depends on being able to visually recognize objects in the world. However, the fundamental visual challenge of the moment-to-moment variations in object appearances that learners must resolve has received little attention in word learning research. We provide the first evidence that image-level object variability matters and...
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