My laboratory investigates the nature and development of quantity and object representations across a range of ages, focusing primarily on infancy and early childhood. I am interested in identifying and characterizing the mechanisms that underlie early quantity representation and how they may provide the foundation for later-developing, uniquely human abilities such as the acquisition of verbal counting.
Hespos, S. J., & vanMarle, K. (in press). Everyday Physics: How infants learn about objects and entities in their environment. Invited manuscript for Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, Cognitive Science.
vanMarle, K., & Wynn, K. (2011). Tracking and quantifying objects and non-cohesive substances. Developmental Science, 302-316.
vanMarle, K., & Wynn, K. (2009). Infants' auditory enumeration: Evidence for analog magnitudes in the small number range. Cognition, 111, 302-316 .
vanMarle, K., Aw, J., McCrink, K., & Santos, L. R. (2006). How capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) quantify objects and substances. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 120(4), 416-426.
vanMarle, K., & Wynn, K. (2006). 6-month-old infants use analog magnitudes to represent duration. Developmental Science, 9(5), F41-F49.
vanMarle, K., & Scholl, B.J. (2003). Attentive tracking of objects vs. substances. Psychological Science, 14(5), 498-504.
vanMarle, K., & Wynn, K. (2002). Quantitative Reasoning. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group: Macmillan Publishers Ltd., England.