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Althaus, N., Westermann, G.

(2016)

Labels constructively shape object categories in 10-month-old infants,

in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

151

pp. 5-17

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Althaus, N., Plunkett, K.

(2016)

Categorization in infancy: labeling induces a persisting focus on commonalities,

in Developmental Science

19

(5)

pp. 770-780

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Althaus, N., Plunkett, K.

(2015)

Timing matters: The impact of label synchrony on infant categorisation,

in Cognition

139

pp. 1-9

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Althaus, N., Mareschal, D.

(2014)

Labels Direct Infants' Attention to Commonalities during Novel Category Learning,

in PLoS ONE

9

(7)

article no. e99670

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Althaus, N., Mareschal, D.

(2014)

Erratum to "Modeling Cross-Modal Interactions in Early Word Learning" [Dec 13 288-297],

in IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development

6

(1)

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Althaus, N., Mareschal, D.

(2013)

Modeling Cross-Modal Interactions in Early Word Learning,

in IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development

5

(4)

pp. 288-297

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Althaus, N., Mareschal, D.

(2012)

Using Saliency Maps to Separate Competing Processes in Infant Visual Cognition,

in Child Development

83

(4)

pp. 1122-1128

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Key Research Interests

My research investigates the development of category learning in infants, and the role language plays in this context. In particular, I am interested in whether hearing labels for novel objects modulates the way infants learn about these objects.

I combine infant experiments (eye tracking) and computational modelling (e.g. self-organising maps) in order to investigate this question.

Further research projects investigate word learning and processes involved in the recognition of familiar words.