Archambault, A., O'Donnell, C., and Schyns, P.G. (1999) Blind to object changes: When learning the same object at different levels of categorization modifies its perception. Psychological Science, 10 (3). pp. 249-255. ISSN 0956-7976 (doi:10.1111/1467-9280.00145)
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The perceptual features people extract from objects depend on how they typically categorize them. It is now commonly acknowledged that the human perceiver can interact with the objects of his or her world at different hierarchically organized levels of categorization. People who have learned to categorize an object as general or specific may therefore perceive different features in this object. We report two experiments that examined the hypothesis that the nature of categorization (general vs. specific) can influence the perceived properties of an identical distal object.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Schyns, Prof Philippe|
|Authors:||Archambault, A., O'Donnell, C., and Schyns, P.G.|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|College/School:||College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology > Cognitive Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Technologies|
College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
|Journal Name:||Psychological Science|
|Published Online:||8 February 2002|