Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Assimilation of exceptions? Examining representations of regular and exceptional category members across development.

Evidence from multiple category learning studies suggest that exceptions to a category rule are remembered better than the items that follow that rule (Davis, Love, & Preston, 2012; Palmeri & Nosofsky, 1995; Sakamoto & Love, 2004). Based on differences…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: “The importance of awareness for understanding language”: Correction to Rabagliati, Robertson, and Carmel (2018).

Reports an error in “The importance of awareness for understanding language” by Hugh Rabagliati, Alexander Robertson and David Carmel (Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2018[Feb], Vol 147[2], 190-208). In the article, funding details for Dav…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Connecting the dots without top-down knowledge: Evidence for rapidly-learned low-level associations that are independent of object identity.

Knowing the identity of an object can powerfully alter perception. Visual demonstrations of this—such as Gregory’s (1970) hidden Dalmatian—affirm the existence of both top-down and bottom-up processing. We consider a third processing pathway: lateral c…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Should we control? The interplay between cognitive control and information integration in the resolution of the exploration-exploitation dilemma.

In their daily decisions, humans and animals are often confronted with the conflicting choice of opting either for a rewarding familiar option (i.e., exploitation) or for a novel, uncertain option that may, however, yield a better reward in the near fu…

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