Object categorization: reversals and explanations of the basic-level advantage.


People are generally faster and more accurate to name or categorize objects at the basic level (e.g., dog) relative to more general (animal) or specific (collie) levels, an effect replicated in Experiment 1 for categorization of object pictures. To some, this pattern suggests a dual-process mechanism, in which objects first activate basic-level categories… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2012.660963


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