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Visual object categorisation at distinct levels of abstraction: a new stimulus set.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11768488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We designed a new stimulus set with 269 line drawings of everyday artifacts and animals. The stimulus set contains several typical exemplars from a sample of 25 basic-level categories. We determined to what extent these stimuli were named at the basic level and at a more subordinate level. An additional experiment showed the validity of this calibration: typicality ratings were correlated significantly with the level of naming. In a final experiment we found that this effect depends largely on the global configuration of a stimulus as it was still apparent with degraded images obtained by locally shifting small fragments of the drawings.
H Op de Beeck; J Wagemans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perception     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0301-0066     ISO Abbreviation:  Perception     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-21     Completed Date:  2002-01-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372307     Medline TA:  Perception     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1337-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Leuven, Department of Psychology, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Form Perception / physiology
Observer Variation*
Photic Stimulation
Recognition (Psychology) / physiology*
Reproducibility of Results

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