A rational model of the effects of distributional information on feature learning

@article{Austerweil2011ARM,
  title={A rational model of the effects of distributional information on feature learning},
  author={Joseph L. Austerweil and Thomas L. Griffiths},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={63},
  pages={173-209}
}
Most psychological theories treat the features of objects as being fixed and immediately available to observers. However, novel objects have an infinite array of properties that could potentially be encoded as features, raising the question of how people learn which features to use in representing those objects. We focus on the effects of distributional information on feature learning, considering how a rational agent should use statistical information about the properties of objects in… CONTINUE READING
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