Learning Concepts and Categories

@article{Kornell2008LearningCA,
  title={Learning Concepts and Categories},
  author={Nate Kornell and Robert A. Bjork},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={585 - 592}
}
Inductive learning—that is, learning a new concept or category by observing exemplars—happens constantly, for example, when a baby learns a new word or a doctor classifies x-rays. What influence does the spacing of exemplars have on induction? Compared with massing, spacing enhances long-term recall, but we expected spacing to hamper induction by making the commonalities that define a concept or category less apparent. We asked participants to study multiple paintings by different artists, with… 

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