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Category Learning, Computational Perspectives

  • By: Bradley C. Love
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Judging a person as a friend or foe, a mushroom as edible or poisonous, or a sound as an l or r are examples of categorization problems. Because people never encounter the same exact stimulus twice, they must develop categorization schemes ...