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I work in cognition, mostly trying to model and test hypotheses about representational development, where I have invented a few experimental techniques. I focused initially on picture-production and have moved to analysing the conceptual change in children’s beliefs about pictures, their theory of pictures. The application was in art-education, where I have been active. When I began, there had been no hypothesis-testing tradition with children's pictorial representation (apart from one precocious study in 1897). I published methods for posing simple pictorial puzzles, and rules for inferring children's strategies of bringing visual order onto a page. My second aim had been to acquire a range of cognitive research skills so as to be able flexibly to promote research as and when circumstances demanded. I transferred the same set of research habits collaboratively to publish refereed papers on topics as diverse as phonological impairment, effects of early cardiac surgery, semantic change, infant spatial search, theory-of-mind inference, early counting. All illuminate the complexity of representational changes.
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Allen, M. L. & Freeman, N. H., 16 Sep 2019, In : Empirical studies of the arts. 38, 1, p. 81-89 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile152 Downloads (Pure)
Allen, M. L., Nurmsoo, E. & Freeman, N., Feb 2016, In : Cognition. 147, p. 21-28 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)328 Downloads (Pure)
Freeman, N. H. & Allen, M. L., Apr 2013, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 36, 2, p. 141-142 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Norman H Freeman (Editor)1992
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial activity