Comparing categorization models.

@article{Rouder2004ComparingCM,
  title={Comparing categorization models.},
  author={Jeffrey N. Rouder and Roger Ratcliff},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2004},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={63-82}
}
Four experiments are presented that competitively test rule- and exemplar-based models of human categorization behavior. Participants classified stimuli that varied on a unidimensional axis into 2 categories. The stimuli did not consistently belong to a category; instead, they were probabilistically assigned. By manipulating these assignment probabilities, it was possible to produce stimuli for which exemplar- and rule-based explanations made qualitatively different predictions. F. G. Ashby and… CONTINUE READING

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