Effects of Background Knowledge on Object Categorization and Part Detection

@inproceedings{Lin1997EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of Background Knowledge on Object Categorization and Part Detection},
  author={Emilie L. Lin and Gregory L. Murphy},
  year={1997}
}
Previous research has shown that background knowledge affects the ease of concept learning, but little research has examined its effects on speeded categorization of instances after the category is well learned. Subjects in 4 experiments first learned novel categories. At test, they categorized a new set of novel stimuli that were either consistent or inconsistent with background knowledge given about the categories. Background knowledge affected categorization responses in an untimed task… CONTINUE READING