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Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?

O’Connor, Richard J.; Lindsay, Shane; Mather, Emily; Riggs, Kevin J.

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Abstract

Cooper Greve, and Henson (this issue)  caution restraint before accepting that a fast mapping (FM) process exists in adults. We welcome this, but would also add that the original rationale for studying FM in adults is not currently supported by developmental research. Despite the claims of several adult FM researchers, there is little evidence from developmental word learning research for a special hippocampus-independent FM process critical for children’s word learning.

Journal Article Type Commentary
Publication Date Feb 4, 2019
Journal Cognitive Neuroscience
Print ISSN 1758-8928
Electronic ISSN 1758-8936
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation O’Connor, R. J., Lindsay, S., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?. Cognitive neuroscience, https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260
Keywords Fast mapping; Hippocampus; Word learning; Memory
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Cognitive neuroscience, 2019. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.