About the Authors

Emily Cibelli

Contributed equally to this work with: Emily Cibelli, Yang Xu

Affiliation Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, United States of America

Yang Xu

Contributed equally to this work with: Emily Cibelli, Yang Xu

Affiliations Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America, Cognitive Science Program, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America

Joseph L. Austerweil

Affiliation Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, United States of America

Thomas L. Griffiths

Affiliations Cognitive Science Program, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America

Terry Regier

terry.regier@berkeley.edu

Affiliations Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America, Cognitive Science Program, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EC YX JLA TLG TR. Performed the experiments: EC YX JLA. Analyzed the data: EC YX JLA. Wrote the paper: TR EC YX.