CGSC 1001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Universal Grammar, Counterintuitive, Object Permanence
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Lecture 18: Cognitive Development
•U-shaped grammar curve
-Went, goed, went
•Universal Grammar theory
-The mind has a bunch of switches that get set when you learn a language as
- a child
•E.g., “subject omission switch”
-In Spanish you can omit the subject of a sentence, but in English you cannot.
Critical stage: 3-5
•During this time children learn 2-4 new words per day to their productive vocabulary, and
twice that for understanding.
•That’s 1 every one or two hours awake for years.
•They are learning words that they don’t hear that day.
•How is this possible?
-Recall suddenly understanding joke you heard years ago
Video Playlist Piagets Stages
•One is repeated (conservation task), so skip it.
How Do We Study Babies?
•BBC Baby synapse connection
Jean Piaget’s Developmental Stages
•Sensorimotor (birth – 2)
•Pre-operational (2 - 6)
•Concrete Operational (7 - 11)
•Formal Operational (11 – death)
1. Sensorimotor Stage (Birth)
•Simple reflex action to symbolic processing.
•Progress is seen on 3 fronts:
-Adapting to and exploring the environment
•Focus on intentional behaviour
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