Depending on the intellectual capacity of the listener, a great deal of information can be gathered from some fleeting acoustic signals. One can be able to make a judgment on indexical and spatial aspects of the speaker such as their gender, age, physical location, emotional state and so on. The level of comprehensions derived from speech is different in adults and children. In a variety of studies to investigate the manner in which adults and four-year-olds make inferences, familiar and unfamiliar animals were used as stimuli and evidence was found to suggest that category membership and similarity of conceptual information play a major role. Children tend to use category membership without clear and detailed mention of the relevant categories in tasks of their inductive behavior. They use category membership information that is available for familiar categories even when the categories involved in the experiments are not revealed to them. They do not blindly follow the school of thought...
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