Cognitive reference points

  title={Cognitive reference points},
  author={Eleanor Rosch},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  • E. Rosch
  • Published 1 October 1975
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
Reference points in spatial cognition.
The present research investigates the hypothesis that cognitive representations of large scale space contain elements that may be termed reference points, and that these points are used to define the
Perceptual reference points for form and orientation in young infants: Anchors or magnets?
  • P. Quinn
  • Psychology
    Perception & psychophysics
  • 2000
Two experiments utilizing the familiarization/novelty-preference procedure suggest that “simple” gestalts and main axes serve as perceptual anchors in young infants’ representations of form and orientation information.
Cognitive reference points in judgments of symbolic magnitude
Grounding Meaning in Visual Knowledge
Evidence is provided for no complete account of lexical semantics can be given without a link between language and perception by analysing two Italian adjectives, which belong to a particular subclass of adjectives whose core meaning can be described by referring to some conceptualisation of the authors' perceptual experience.
Cover Sheet Individual and Population Differences in Focal Colors Contributor ( 1 )
While individual differences have been taken by some as evidence for linguistic relativity, it is argued that the vagaries of particular languages may often place only a weak constraint on color categories, and that the factors that underlie inter-language differences may themselves show strong universal tendencies.
The role of subtractions and comparisons in comparative judgments involving numerical reference points.
Three experiments are presented that bear on the adequacy of Holyoak's position and present evidence that an important assumption of the distance ratio model is incorrect.
Effect of line orientation on various information-processing tasks.
  • M. Lasaga, W. R. Garner
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
  • 1983
There are two factors operating in the central oblique effect: greater confusability between the two diagonal lines and more favorable stimulus-specific properties of vertical and horizontal lines.
Formation of internal structure in a lexical category.
The results revealed that adults consistently judged some objects to be better examples than others, and that the provision of function information affected the judgements in a characteristic way.


Hedges: A Study In Meaning Criteria And The Logic Of Fuzzy Concepts
Students of language, especially psychologists and linguistic philosophers, have long been attuned to the fact that natural language concepts have vague boundaries and fuzzy edges and that, consequently, natural language sentences will very often be neither true, nor false, nor nonsensical.
The structure of visual pattern associates and pattern goodness
Two tasks were used with a total set of 126 dot patterns. In one task Ss rated the goodness of each pattern. In another task they produced a dot pattern as an associate to each of the patterns used
Cognitive development: The child's acquisition of diagonality
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Primate color vision.
This article focuses on the perception and neural mechanisms of ‘normal’ color vision in humans and related nonhuman primates, with special focus on color processing in the visual cortex. Where
Statistical Principles in Experimental Design
This chapter discusses design and analysis of single-Factor Experiments: Completely Randomized Design and Factorial Experiments in which Some of the Interactions are Confounded.
Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution
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