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Blind to object changes: When learning the same object at different levels of categorization modifies its perception

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
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
ISSN:0956-7976
ISSN (Online):1467-9280
Published Online:8 February 2002

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
238251Information Diagnosticity and Information Perception in Object RecognitionPhilippe SchynsEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)R000222700Cognitive Neuroimaging & Neuroengineering Technologies