Learned Categorical Perception Research
Janet Andrews (Cognitive Science)
The purpose of this URSI project is to extend our ongoing efforts to develop a more rigorous and informative methodology for testing a phenomenon known as learned categorical perception (CP). The paradigm we are currently working with uses a psychophysical task to test participants’ ability to detect very small stimulus differences in novel visual patterns and to determine whether learning to categorize the patterns influences this ability relative to a control task that doesn’t involve learning categories, which is the learned CP claim. The work will include visualizing and analyzing data, developing further experiments, conducting experiments online, and applying meta-analytic techniques to relevant research literature.
How should students express interest in this project?
Students do not need to contact me with regard to their application.