Blind to object changes: when learning the same object at different levels of categorization modifies its perception

Annie Archambault*, Christopher O'Donnell, Philippe G. Schyns*

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Abstract

The perceptual features people extract from objects depend on how they typically categorize them. It is now commonly acknowledged that the human perceiver can interact with the objects of his or her world at different, hierarchically organized levels of categorization. People who have learned to categorize an object as general or specific may therefore perceive different features in this object. We report two experiments that examined the hypothesis that the nature of categorization (general vs. specific) can influence the perceived properties of an identical distal object
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-255
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological Science
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999
Externally publishedYes

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