3 years ago

Ecology, Fitness, Evolution: New Perspectives on Categorization.

Zakrzewski AC, Smith JD, Valleau JC, Johnson JM
Categorization's great debate has weighed single-system exemplar theory against the possibility of alternative processing systems. We take an evolutionary perspective toward this debate to illuminate it in a new way. Animals are crucial behavioral ambassadors to this area. They reveal the roots of human categorization, the basic assumptions of vertebrates entering category tasks, and the surprising weakness of exemplar memory as a category-learning strategy. These results have joined neuroscience results to prompt important changes in categorization theory. Categorization's great debate is ending. Categorization is served by multiple systems of process and representation.

Publisher URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27725790

DOI: PubMed:27725790

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