Similarity as transformation

  title={Similarity as transformation},
  author={Ulrike Hahn and Nick Chater and Lucy Brenda Clare Richardson},
We propose that similarity is determined by the transformation distance between representations: entities which are perceived to be similar have representations which are readily transformed into one another, whereas transforming between dissimilar entities requires many transformations. We present three experiments that indicate that similarity is strongly influenced by transformation distance. These data present a challenge for featural or spatial accounts of similarity. Finally, we introduce… 

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