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COG250_L2 Categorization.pdf

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Department
Cognitive Science
Course
COG250Y1
Professor
John Vervaeke
Semester
Fall

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Lesson 2September 15 2014CategorizationCategorizationThe sense that things should belong togetherA central and basic ability the basic cognitive process many things depend on this abilityThe ability to abstract useful and relative informationCoding of experience without this ability it would take forever to do anything because you have to learn it all over againEngage in inductive inferences drawing conclusions to the most of the members in a categoryOverride how things lookMany most words are categorical in nature dogs fire etcFlamingo and bat exampleWe trust the inductive power of categorization much more than our knowledge categorization expands our cognitive functionHow do we do itWe notice things that are similarwe notice things that are dissimilargroup together the similar things leave out the other Smith Ch1Sesame street Kinda the same th
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