Mechanistic models of associative and rule-based category learning

Bradley C. Love and Marc Tomlinson

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549221
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191724152 | DOI:
Mechanistic models of associative and rule-based category learning

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This chapter reviews the relative merits of a variety of category learning models. These include rule-based models, prototype-based models, exemplar-based models, hybrid models, and multiple systems models. All of these models have played a critical role in driving advances in theory and in the design of key experiments. The development of new models is informed by the failings of preceding models.

Keywords: category learning; rule-based models; prototype-based models; exemplar-based models; hybrid models; multiple systems models

Chapter.  10004 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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