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  1. Amy Perfors & Daniel J. Navarro (2014). Language Evolution Can Be Shaped by the Structure of the World. Cognitive Science 38 (1):775-793.
    Human languages vary in many ways but also show striking cross-linguistic universals. Why do these universals exist? Recent theoretical results demonstrate that Bayesian learners transmitting language to each other through iterated learning will converge on a distribution of languages that depends only on their prior biases about language and the quantity of data transmitted at each point; the structure of the world being communicated about plays no role (Griffiths & Kalish, , ). We revisit these findings and show that when (...)
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  2. Amy Perfors (2012). Bayesian Models of Cognition: What's Built in After All? Philosophy Compass 7 (2):127-138.
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  3. Daniel Joseph Navarro & Amy Francesca Perfors (2011). Enlightenment Grows From Fundamentals. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (4):207-208.
    Jones & Love (J&L) contend that the Bayesian approach should integrate process constraints with abstract computational analysis. We agree, but argue that the fundamentalist/enlightened dichotomy is a false one: Enlightened research is deeply intertwined with the basic, fundamental work upon which it is based.
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  4. Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Thomas L. Griffiths & Fei Xu (2011). A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Models of Cognitive Development. Cognition 120 (3):302-321.
  5. Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum & Terry Regier (2011). The Learnability of Abstract Syntactic Principles. Cognition 118 (3):306-338.
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  6. Thomas L. Griffiths, Nick Chater, Charles Kemp, Amy Perfors & Joshua B. Tenenbaum (2010). Probabilistic Models of Cognition: Exploring Representations and Inductive Biases. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 14 (8):357-364.
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  7. Stephani Foraker, Terry Regier, Naveen Khetarpal, Amy Perfors & Joshua Tenenbaum (2009). Indirect Evidence and the Poverty of the Stimulus: The Case of Anaphoric One. Cognitive Science 33 (2):287-300.
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  8. Luke Maurits, Amy F. Perfors & Daniel J. Navarro (2009). Joint Acquisition of Word Order and Word Reference. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 36.
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  9. Fei Xu, Kathryn Dewar & Amy Perfors (2009). Induction, Overhypotheses, and the Shape Bias: Some Arguments and Evidence for Rational Constructivism. In Bruce M. Hood & Laurie Santos (eds.), The Origins of Object Knowledge. Oxford University Press. 263--284.
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