COG250_textbooknotes_Ch.1 Concepts and Categorization.pdf

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Department
Cognitive Science
Course
COG250Y1
Professor
John Vervaeke
Semester
Fall

Description
SmithOsherson Reading notes 1September 12 2014Ch1 Concepts and CategorizationWhy do we categorize thingsFree our mental capacities for other tasksSee the connection between current situation and our past experienceHow do we categorize things A concept mental representation of various categoriesCategorizing deciding which of these mental representations provides the best fit for certain objectFunctions of categorizationTo code experienceTo license inferenceACoding of experienceFundamental to mental lifegreatly reduces the demands on perceptual processes storage space and reasoning processes they are all known to be limitedExplains why human language
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