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    Causal Systems Categories: Differences in Novice and Expert Categorization of Causal Phenomena.Benjamin M. Rottman, Dedre Gentner & Micah B. Goldwater - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (5):919-932.
    We investigated the understanding of causal systems categories—categories defined by common causal structure rather than by common domain content—among college students. We asked students who were either novices or experts in the physical sciences to sort descriptions of real-world phenomena that varied in their causal structure (e.g., negative feedback vs. causal chain) and in their content domain (e.g., economics vs. biology). Our hypothesis was that there would be a shift from domain-based sorting to causal sorting with increasing expertise in the (...)
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    The Empirical Case for Role-Governed Categories.Micah B. Goldwater, Arthur B. Markman & C. Hunt Stilwell - 2011 - Cognition 118 (3):359-376.
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    On the Acquisition of Abstract Knowledge: Structural Alignment and Explication in Learning Causal System Categories.Micah B. Goldwater & Dedre Gentner - 2015 - Cognition 137:137-153.
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    Structural Priming as Structure-Mapping: Children Use Analogies From Previous Utterances to Guide Sentence Production.Micah B. Goldwater, Marc T. Tomlinson, Catharine H. Echols & Bradley C. Love - 2011 - Cognitive Science 35 (1):156-170.
    What mechanisms underlie children’s language production? Structural priming—the repetition of sentence structure across utterances—is an important measure of the developing production system. We propose its mechanism in children is the same as may underlie analogical reasoning: structure-mapping. Under this view, structural priming is the result of making an analogy between utterances, such that children map semantic and syntactic structure from previous to future utterances. Because the ability to map relationally complex structures develops with age, younger children are less successful than (...)
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    Constructional Sources of Implicit Agents in Sentence Comprehension.Micah B. Goldwater & Arthur B. Markman - 2006 - Cognitive Linguistics 20 (4).
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    Licensing Novel Role-Governed Categories: An ERP Analysis.Micah B. Goldwater, Arthur B. Markman, Logan T. Trujillo & David M. Schnyer - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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    Relational and Role-Governed Categories: Views From Psychology, Computational Modeling, and Linguistics.Micah B. Goldwater, Noah D. Goodman, Stephen Wechsler & Gregory L. Murphy - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
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    Will Human-Like Machines Make Human-Like Mistakes?Evan J. Livesey, Micah B. Goldwater & Ben Colagiuri - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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    Speech Facilitates the Categorization of Motions in 9-Month-Old Infants.Micah B. Goldwater, R. Jason Brunt & Catherine H. Echols - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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