The dynamics of categorization: Unraveling rapid categorization.

  title={The dynamics of categorization: Unraveling rapid categorization.},
  author={Michael L. Mack and Thomas J. Palmeri},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={144 3},
We explore a puzzle of visual object categorization: Under normal viewing conditions, you spot something as a dog fastest, but at a glance, you spot it faster as an animal. During speeded category verification, a classic basic-level advantage is commonly observed (Rosch, Mervis, Gray, Johnson, & Boyes-Braem, 1976), with categorization as a dog faster than as an animal (superordinate) or Golden Retriever (subordinate). A different story emerges during ultra-rapid categorization with limited… CONTINUE READING
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