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    Transformations and asymmetry

    Hodgetts, C. and Hahn, Ulrike and Chater, N. (2009) Transformations and asymmetry. In: Taatgen, N. and van Rijn, H. (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, Texas, USA: Cognitive Science Society, pp. 2968-2973. ISBN 9780976831853.

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    The transformational approach to similarity views similarity as a function of the complexity of the transformations required to ‘distort’ the representation of one object into another. These transformations may be more complex in one direction than the other, thus giving rise to asymmetric similarity relationships. Using the same-different paradigm we show that response times significantly differ depending on the direction of comparison, in line with the predictions made by the transformational approach. We discuss the implications of this result in reference to featural and spatial models.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): similarity, asymmetry, transformations, representation, structure
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 14:59
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:17


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