School Colloquium Series - Category Learning 2.0

25 October 2017, 1.00 PM - 25 October 2017, 2.00 PM

Professor Andy Wills, Plymouth University

Priory Road Complex, Lecture Theare 2D1

Professor Andy Wills, Plymouth University

Category Learning 2.0 is a convenient title for the idea that categorization is the result of the action of two competing systems. One is rule-based and explicit, the other is based on overall similarity and is implicit (or at least procedural). The overall similarity system takes control when time or cognitive resources are scarce. In this talk, I'll explain why I'm partially critical of this idea, and set out evidence in support of a somewhat different proposal.

Contact information

This seminar is free to attend and all are welcome including members of the public. 

Please contact psych-school@bristol.ac.uk for further information. 

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