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    The role of bottom-up processing in perceptual categorization by 3- to 4-month-old infants: simulations and data

    French, R.M. and Mareschal, Denis and Mermillod, M. and Quinn, P.C. (2004) The role of bottom-up processing in perceptual categorization by 3- to 4-month-old infants: simulations and data. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 133 (3), pp. 382-397. ISSN 0096-3445.

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    Abstract

    Disentangling bottom-up and top-down processing in adult category learning is notoriously difficult. Studying category learning in infancy provides a simple way of exploring category learning while minimizing the contribution of top-down information. Three- to 4-month-old infants presented with cat or dog images will form a perceptual category representation for cat that excludes dogs and for dog that includes cats. The authors argue that an inclusion relationship in the distribution of features in the images explains the asymmetry. Using computational modeling and behavioral testing, the authors show that the asymmetry can be reversed or removed by using stimulus images that reverse or remove the inclusion relationship. The findings suggest that categorization of nonhuman animal images by young infants is essentially a bottom-up process.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 13:48
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 13:48
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19250

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