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Type: Conference paper
Title: Perceptual unitization in part-whole judgments
Author: Hendrickson, A.T.
Goldstone, R.L.
Citation: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2009 / pp.1084-1089
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780976831853
Conference Name: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (29 Jul 2009 - 01 Aug 2009 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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Andrew T. Hendrickson, Robert L. Goldstone
Abstract: Categorization relies upon the vocabulary of features that comprise the target objects. Previous theoretical work (Schyns, Goldstone, & Thibaut, 1998) has argued this vocabulary may change through learning and experience. Goldstone (2000) demonstrated this perceptual learning during a categorization task when new features are added that create a single feature unit from multiple existing units. We present two experiments that expand on that work using whole-part judgments (Palmer, 1978) to elicit the feature representation learned through categorization. The implications for different classes of computational models of categorization are discussed.
Keywords: Category Learning; Perceptual Learning; Perceptual Unitization
Rights: Copyright © 2009 by the Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
RMID: 0030057366
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