When does fading enhance perceptual category learning?

  title={When does fading enhance perceptual category learning?},
  author={Harold Pashler and Michael C. Mozer},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={39 4},
Training that uses exaggerated versions of a stimulus discrimination (fading) has sometimes been found to enhance category learning, mostly in studies involving animals and impaired populations. However, little is known about whether and when fading facilitates learning for typical individuals. This issue was explored in 7 experiments. In Experiments 1 and 2, observers discriminated stimuli based on a single sensory continuum (time duration and line length, respectively). Adaptive fading… CONTINUE READING

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