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    Does learning to count involve a semantic induction?Kathryn Davidson, Kortney Eng & David Barner - 2012 - Cognition 123 (1):162-173.
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    Accessing the unsaid: The role of scalar alternatives in children’s pragmatic inference.David Barner, Neon Brooks & Alan Bale - 2011 - Cognition 118 (1):84-93.
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    Counting and the ontogenetic origins of exact equality.Rose M. Schneider, Erik Brockbank, Roman Feiman & David Barner - 2022 - Cognition 218 (C):104952.
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    Quantity judgments and individuation: evidence that mass nouns count.David Barner & Jesse Snedeker - 2005 - Cognition 97 (1):41-66.
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    Learning language from within: Children use semantic generalizations to infer word meanings.Mahesh Srinivasan, Sara Al-Mughairy, Ruthe Foushee & David Barner - 2017 - Cognition 159 (C):11-24.
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    Slow mapping: Color word learning as a gradual inductive process.Katie Wagner, Karen Dobkins & David Barner - 2013 - Cognition 127 (3):307-317.
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    Children's Sensitivity to Ulterior Motives When Evaluating Prosocial Behavior.Gail Heyman, David Barner, Jennifer Heumann & Lauren Schenck - 2014 - Cognitive Science 38 (4):683-700.
    Reasoning about ulterior motives was investigated among children ages 6–10 years (total N = 119). In each of two studies, participants were told about children who offered gifts to peers who needed help. Each giver chose to present a gift in either a public setting, which is consistent with having an ulterior motive to enhance one's reputation, or in a private setting, which is not consistent with having an ulterior motive. In each study, the 6- to 7-year olds showed no (...)
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    Assessing the knower-level framework: How reliable is the Give-a-Number task?Elisabeth Marchand, Jarrett T. Lovelett, Kelly Kendro & David Barner - 2022 - Cognition 222 (C):104998.
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    The Role of Design and Training in Artifact Expertise: The Case of the Abacus and Visual Attention.Mahesh Srinivasan, Katie Wagner, Michael C. Frank & David Barner - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (S3):757-782.
    Previous accounts of how people develop expertise have focused on how deliberate practice transforms the cognitive and perceptual representations and processes that give rise to expertise. However, the likelihood of developing expertise with a particular tool may also depend on the degree to which that tool fits pre‐existing perceptual and cognitive abilities. The present studies explored whether the abacus—a descendent of the first human computing devices—may have evolved to exploit general biases in human visual attention, or whether developing expertise with (...)
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    Events and the ontology of individuals: Verbs as a source of individuating mass and count nouns.David Barner, Laura Wagner & Jesse Snedeker - 2008 - Cognition 106 (2):805-832.
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  11. How tall is Tall? compositionality, statistics, and gradable adjectives.Lauren A. Schmidt, Noah D. Goodman, David Barner & Joshua B. Tenenbaum - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
     
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    Evidence for a non-linguistic distinction between singular and plural sets in rhesus monkeys.David Barner, Justin Wood, Marc Hauser & Susan Carey - 2008 - Cognition 107 (2):603-622.
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    The Amelia Bedelia effect: World knowledge and the goal bias in language acquisition.Mahesh Srinivasan & David Barner - 2013 - Cognition 128 (3):431-450.
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    The Role of Gesture in Supporting Mental Representations: The Case of Mental Abacus Arithmetic.Neon B. Brooks, David Barner, Michael Frank & Susan Goldin-Meadow - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (2):554-575.
    People frequently gesture when problem-solving, particularly on tasks that require spatial transformation. Gesture often facilitates task performance by interacting with internal mental representations, but how this process works is not well understood. We investigated this question by exploring the case of mental abacus, a technique in which users not only imagine moving beads on an abacus to compute sums, but also produce movements in gestures that accompany the calculations. Because the content of MA is transparent and readily manipulated, the task (...)
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    How to trigger elaborate processing? A comment on Kunde, Kiesel, and Hoffmann.Justin N. Wood, Elizabeth S. Spelke, David Barner, Jesse Snedeker, Min Wang, Charles A. Perfetti, Ying Liu, Filip van Opstal, Bert Reynvoet & Tom Verguts - 2005 - Cognition 97 (1):89-97.
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    Free-ranging rhesus monkeys spontaneously individuate and enumerate small numbers of non-solid portions.Justin N. Wood, Marc D. Hauser, David D. Glynn & David Barner - 2008 - Cognition 106 (1):207-221.
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    Language, thought, and real nouns.David Barner, Shunji Inagaki & Peggy Li - 2009 - Cognition 111 (3):329-344.
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    Creating ad hoc graphical representations of number.Sebastian Holt, Judith E. Fan & David Barner - 2024 - Cognition 242 (C):105665.
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    In defense of intuitive mathematical theories as the basis for natural number.David Barner - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (6):643-644.
    Though there are holes in the theory of how children move through stages of numerical competence, the current approach offers the most promising avenue for characterizing changes in competence as children confront new mathematical concepts. Like the science of mathematics, children's discovery of number is rooted in intuitions about sets, and not purely in analytic truths.
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    Counting to Infinity: Does Learning the Syntax of the Count List Predict Knowledge That Numbers Are Infinite?Junyi Chu, Pierina Cheung, Rose M. Schneider, Jessica Sullivan & David Barner - 2020 - Cognitive Science 44 (8):e12875.
    By around the age of 5½, many children in the United States judge that numbers never end, and that it is always possible to add 1 to a set. These same children also generally perform well when asked to label the quantity of a set after one object is added (e.g., judging that a set labeled “five” should now be “six”). These findings suggest that children have implicit knowledge of the “successor function”: Every natural number, n, has a successor, n (...)
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    Contrast and entailment: Abstract logical relations constrain how 2- and 3-year-old children interpret unknown numbers.Roman Feiman, Joshua K. Hartshorne & David Barner - 2019 - Cognition 183 (C):192-207.
    Do children understand how different numbers are related before they associate them with specific cardinalities? We explored how children rely on two abstract relations – contrast and entailment – to reason about the meanings of ‘unknown’ number words. Previous studies argue that, because children give variable amounts when asked to give an unknown number, all unknown numbers begin with an existential meaning akin to some. In Experiment 1, we tested an alternative hypothesis, that because numbers belong to a scale of (...)
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    Do children derive exact meanings pragmatically? Evidence from a dual morphology language.Franc Marušič, Rok Žaucer, Amanda Saksida, Jessica Sullivan, Dimitrios Skordos, Yiqiao Wang & David Barner - 2021 - Cognition 207 (C):104527.
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    Quantifier spreading and the question under discussion.Dimitrios Skordos, Allyson Myers & David Barner - 2022 - Cognition 226 (C):105059.
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    Linguistic conventionality and the role of epistemic reasoning in children’s mutual exclusivity inferences.Mahesh Srinivasan, Ruthe Foushee, Andrew Bartnof & David Barner - 2019 - Cognition 189 (C):193-208.
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    Discourse Coherence as a Cue to Reference in Word Learning: Evidence for Discourse Bootstrapping.Jessica Sullivan, Juliana Boucher, Reina J. Kiefer, Katherine Williams & David Barner - 2019 - Cognitive Science 43 (1):e12702.
    Word learning depends critically on the use of linguistic context to constrain the likely meanings of words. However, the mechanisms by which children infer word meaning from linguistic context are still poorly understood. In this study, we asked whether adults (n = 58) and 2‐ to 6‐year‐old children (n = 180) use discourse coherence relations (i.e., the meaningful relationships between elements within a discourse) to constrain their interpretation of novel words. Specifically, we showed participants videos of novel animals exchanging objects. (...)
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