Errors, efficiency, and the interplay between attention and category learning.

Abstract

Learning to identify objects as members of categories is an essential cognitive skill and learning to deploy attention effectively is a core component of that process. The present study investigated an assumption imbedded in formal models of categorization: error is necessary for attentional learning. Eye-trackers were used to record participants… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.04.008

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