Title
Relative judgment and knowledge of the category structure.
Description
For evenly spaced stimuli, a purely relative judgment account of unidimensional categorization performance is trivial: All that is required is knowledge of the size of stimulus difference corresponding to the width of a category. For unevenly spaced stimuli, long-term knowledge of the category structure is required. In the present article, we will argue that such knowledge does not necessitate a direct, absolute mapping between (representations of) stimulus magnitudes and category labels. We will show that Stewart, Brown, and Chater's (2005) relative judgment model can account for data from absolute identification experiments with uneven stimulus spacing.
DOI
10.3758/PBR.16.3.594
Language
English
Author
James Adelman
Contributor
William J Matthews
Contributor
Neil Stewart
Volume number
16
Issue number
3
ISSN
1069-9384
Publisher
Psychonomic Society
Date of publication
01 June 2009
Page reference
594-9
PubMed
19451390
Title of journal
Psychonomic bulletin & review
Vancouver
Adelman James et al. Relative judgment and knowledge of the category structure.. Psychonomic bulletin & review 2009; 16 (3): 594-9.