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Categorization, Neural Basis

  • By: F. Gregory Ashby
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Within the cognitive sciences, categorization is defined as the act of responding differently to objects or events in separate classes or categories. It is a vitally important skill that allows us to approach friends and escape foes, to find food and ...