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Cognitive BiologyEvolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior$
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Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012935

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001

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Learning to See and Conceive

Learning to See and Conceive

Chapter:
(p.163) 9 Learning to See and Conceive
Source:
Cognitive Biology
Author(s):

Robert L. Goldstone

Alexander Gerganov

David Landy

Michael E. Roberts

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0153

This chapter presents several sources of evidence that point out that perceptual learning is early in several senses: neurological, functional, and developmental. It also discusses perceptual learning via unitization and differentiation. The chapter also examines the basic workings of conceptual and perceptual learning by the unitization and segmentation model or CPLUS. This model applies competitive learning to the problem of segmentation by uniting complex configurations and differentiating input patterns into separate categories.

Keywords:   perceptual learning, unitization, differentiation, CPLUS, segmentation

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