The prioritization of perceptual processing in categorization
Guest, Duncan and Lamberts, Koen. (2010) The prioritization of perceptual processing in categorization. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, Vol.72 (No.4). pp. 1079-1096. ISSN 1943-3921Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/APP.72.4.1079
In three experiments, the effects of selective attention on perceptual processes in a complex multidimensional object categorization task were investigated. In each experiment, participants completed a perceptual-matching task to gain estimates of the perceptual salience of each stimulus dimension, then a categorization task using the same stimuli. In Experiments 1 and 2, the perceptual processing of stimulus dimensions was faster when dimensions were more diagnostic of category membership, regardless of their perceptual salience. Experiment 3 demonstrated that this prioritization of perceptual processing was evident even when stimuli were presented in unpredictable locations during categorization, indicating that the physical characteristics of the stimulus guide selective attention to diagnostic stimulus dimensions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Human information processing, Perception, Categorization (Psychology)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Attention Perception & Psychophysics|
|Publisher:||Psychonomic Soc. Inc.|
|Official Date:||May 2010|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 1079-1096|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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