Word learning and category formation; dynamic systems theory; neural field and connectionist models of word learning and development; role of domain-general processes in cognitive development
Jenkins, G., Samuelson, L.K., Smith, J.R., & Spencer, J.P. (in press) Non-Bayesian noun generalization in 3-5-year-old children: Probing the role of prior knowledge in the suspicious coincidence effect. Cognitive Science.
Perry, L.K., Samuelson, L.K., & Burdinie, J.B. (2014). Highchair philosophers: the impact of seating context on young children’s naming biases. Developmental Science, 17 (5), 757-765. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12147
McMurray, B.A, Horst, J.S., & Samuelson L.K. (2012). Word learning emerges from the interaction of online referent selection and slow associative learning. Psychological Review, 119(4) 831-877.Samuelson L.K. , Smith L.B. , Perry L.K. , Spencer J.P. (2011), Grounding Word Learning in Space. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28095. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028095 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0028095
Perry, L.K. & Samuelson, L.K. (2011). The Shape of the Vocabulary Predicts the Shape of the Bias. Frontiers in Psychology,2:345. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00345Spencer, J. P., Perone, S., Smith, L. B., & Samuelson, L.K. (2011). Learning words in space and time: Probing the mechanisms behind the suspicious-coincidence effect.Psychological Science, 22(8), 1049-1057.