Show simple item record Rubin, David C Stoltzfus, ER Wall, KL
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2015-05-21T16:58:18Z 1991-01
dc.identifier.issn 0090-502X
dc.description.abstract Undergraduates were asked to generate a name for a hypothetical new exemplar of a category. They produced names that had the same numbers of syllables, the same endings, and the same types of word stems as existing exemplars of that category. In addition, novel exemplars, each consisting of a nonsense syllable root and a prototypical ending, were accurately assigned to categories. The data demonstrate the abstraction and use of surface properties of words.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof Mem Cognit
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Concept Formation
dc.subject Form Perception
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Mental Recall
dc.subject Phonetics
dc.subject Psycholinguistics
dc.subject Semantics
dc.subject Verbal Learning
dc.title The abstraction of form in semantic categories.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.begin-page 1
pubs.end-page 7
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 19

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