A Model Of Infant Causal Perception And Its Development (2001)
Harold H. Chaput and Leslie B. Cohen
The acquisition of infant causal perception has been the center of considerable debate, and some have attributed this phenomenon to an innate causal module. Recent studies, however, suggest that causal knowledge may develop in infants through experience with the environment. We present a computational model of causal knowledge acquisition built using the Constructivist Learning Architecture, a hierarchical self-organizing system. This system does a remarkably good job of developing causal perception from a component view to a holistic view in a way that mirrors data from habituation studies with human infants.
In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 182-187, 2001.

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