D H Rakison

Summary

Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does causal action facilitate causal perception in infants younger than 6 months of age?
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Dev Sci 15:43-53. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Do infants possess an evolved spider-detection mechanism?
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    Cognition 107:381-93. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Make the first move: how infants learn about self-propelled objects
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:900-12. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Developing knowledge of objects' motion properties in infancy
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburg, PA 15213, USA
    Cognition 96:183-214. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint A secret agent? How infants learn about the identity of objects in a causal scene
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 91:271-96. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Infants' sensitivity to correlations between static and dynamic features in a category context
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 89:1-30. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Is an infant a people person?
    David H Rakison
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cognition 94:105-7; discussion 109-12. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint You go this way and I'll go that way: developmental changes in infants' detection of correlations among static and dynamic features in motion events
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Child Dev 73:682-99. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Developmental origin of the animate-inanimate distinction
    D H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    Psychol Bull 127:209-28. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Language is not just for talking: redundant labels facilitate learning of novel categories
    Gary Lupyan
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:1077-83. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Predator Detection in Infancy
    DAVID RAKISON; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Does causal action facilitate causal perception in infants younger than 6 months of age?
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Dev Sci 15:43-53. 2012
    ..These data are the first to demonstrate that infants under 6 months of age can perceive causality, and have implications for the mechanisms underlying the development of causal perception...
  2. ncbi request reprint Do infants possess an evolved spider-detection mechanism?
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    Cognition 107:381-93. 2008
    ..e., a flower). The results supported the hypothesis that humans, like other species, may possess a cognitive mechanism for detecting specific animals that were potentially harmful throughout evolutionary history...
  3. ncbi request reprint Make the first move: how infants learn about self-propelled objects
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:900-12. 2006
    ..The results are discussed with regard to the developmental trajectory of learning about motion properties and the mechanism involved in early concept acquisition...
  4. ncbi request reprint Developing knowledge of objects' motion properties in infancy
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburg, PA 15213, USA
    Cognition 96:183-214. 2005
    ..The results are discussed in relation to the early development of the animate-inanimate distinction and the nature of the inductive generalization task...
  5. ncbi request reprint A secret agent? How infants learn about the identity of objects in a causal scene
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 91:271-96. 2005
    ..The results are discussed with respect to infants' developing ability to attend to correlations between dynamic and static cues and the mechanism underlying early object concept acquisition...
  6. ncbi request reprint Infants' sensitivity to correlations between static and dynamic features in a category context
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 89:1-30. 2004
    ..The results are discussed in relation to infants' developing ability to attend to correlations, constraints on learning, category coherence, and the development of the animate-inanimate distinction...
  7. ncbi request reprint Is an infant a people person?
    David H Rakison
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cognition 94:105-7; discussion 109-12. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint You go this way and I'll go that way: developmental changes in infants' detection of correlations among static and dynamic features in motion events
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Child Dev 73:682-99. 2002
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  9. ncbi request reprint Developmental origin of the animate-inanimate distinction
    D H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    Psychol Bull 127:209-28. 2001
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  10. ncbi request reprint Language is not just for talking: redundant labels facilitate learning of novel categories
    Gary Lupyan
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:1077-83. 2007
    ..The findings show that labels make category distinctions more concrete and bear directly on the language-and-thought debate...
  11. pmc Developing without concepts
    Yevdokiya Yermolayeva
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 33:229-30. 2010
    ..This suggests that similar or identical underlying cognitive processes - rather than separate ones - underpin representation acquisition...
  12. doi request reprint Producing and processing self-propelled motion in infancy
    Jessica B Cicchino
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:1232-41. 2008
    ..Findings are discussed in reference to the mechanisms underlying infants' ability to recognize self-propelled motion and the scope of the relationship between action production and action perception in infancy...
  13. pmc New perspectives on the effects of action on perceptual and cognitive development
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA 15213, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:1209-13. 2008
    ..This new research focus provides insight for the mechanisms by which action affects perception and cognition and at the same time reveals that much remains to be learned...
  14. ncbi request reprint Infants' use of object parts in early categorization
    D H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    Dev Psychol 34:49-62. 1998
    ..e., legs or wheels) rather than by category membership (animal or vehicle). The results suggest a perceptual basis for categorization whereby infants form dynamic categories, on-line, that are based on the characteristics of the input...
  15. ncbi request reprint Fast tracking: infants learn rapidly about object trajectories
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:140-2. 2007
    ..New research by Kochukhova and Gredeb├Ąck that examined infants' predictions of the reappearance of an occluded object offers new insight into not only when but how such concepts are acquired...
  16. ncbi request reprint The mechanisms of early categorization and induction: smart or dumb infants?
    David H Rakison
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Adv Child Dev Behav 32:281-322. 2004
  17. doi request reprint Developing object concepts in infancy: an associative learning perspective
    David H Rakison
    Monogr Soc Res Child Dev 73:vii, 1-110. 2008
    ..Implications of the framework and model are discussed in relation to the mechanisms of early learning, the development of the animate-inanimate distinction, and the nature of development in the first years of life...

Research Grants2

  1. Predator Detection in Infancy
    DAVID RAKISON; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results will shed light on the role of innate and learned mechanisms in human behavior and will have relevance to cognition, development, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. ..