New article by Shiro Ojima and Kazuo Okanoya


In their new article entitled "Children’s Learning of a Semantics-Free Artificial Grammar with Center Embedding", Shiro Ojima and Kazuo Okanoya present their findings from an articifal grammar learning study that used a novel game-like paradigm to study learning of center-embedding in children. They report that those children who succeeded in learning the semantics-free artificial grammar with center embedding in the auditory modality were as efficient learners as adults. In the cases where chidlren struggled, their memory capacity seemed to have limited their AGL performance.

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