Object categories and expertise: Is the basic level in the eye of the beholder?

@article{Tanaka1991ObjectCA,
  title={Object categories and expertise: Is the basic level in the eye of the beholder?},
  author={J. Tanaka and M. Taylor},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={23},
  pages={457-482}
}
Classic research on conceptual hierarchies has shown that the interaction be- tween the human perceiver and objects in the environment specifies one level of abstraction for categorizing objects, called the basic level, which plays a primary role in cognition. The question of whether the special psychological status of the basic level can be modified by experience was addressed in three experiments comparing the performance of subjects in expert and novice domains. The main findings were that… Expand
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