Alignment and category learning.

  title={Alignment and category learning.},
  author={Mary Lassaline and Gregory L. Murphy},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={24 1},
Recent research shows that similarity comparisons involve an alignment process in which features are placed into correspondence. In 6 studies, the authors showed that alignment is involved in category learning as well. Within a category, aligned matches (feature matches occurring on the same dimension) facilitate learning more than nonaligned matches do (matches on different dimensions), although nonaligned matches still facilitate learning relative to nonmatches. Analogously, feature matches… CONTINUE READING


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