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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
The "shape bias" describes the finding that, starting around 24 months of age, children generalize object categories based upon shape to a greater degree than other perceptual features. To date, research on the shape bias has consisted of debates about how attentional mechanisms engender the development of the shape bias. The current work moves beyond theoretical explanations grounded in attention processes and examines potential consequences of the shape bias in memory processes. In thisfatcat:is6ms36xrjf6fpswftuqtcbpdm