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[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 89 -109
Rediscovering Symbols: The Role of Category Labels in Similarity Judgment
Na-Yung Yu, Takashi Yamauchi, and Jay Schumacher(Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University)
Traditionally, category labels were treated as indices pointing to the content of categories, and the role of category labels in similarity judgment has been deemed secondary. This study focused on the symbolic property associated with category labels and investigated why category labels influence similarity judgment. In two experiments, the authors employed morphed pictures of animal tissues and contrasted the effect of indexical labels and symbolic labels on similarity judgments. The results from the experiments suggest that the influence of category labels on similarity judgment partly comes from their symbolic properties. Category labels evoke background knowledge and highlight interconnections with other labels. This symbolic property plays a critical role in the influence of category labels on similarity judgment.

  Keywords: Labeling, Stimulus similarity, Visual discrimination, Concepts, Choice behavior

 
 

Total 48
Articles
[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 193-233
On Idioms: Cornerstones for a Neurological Model of Language Processing
Dieter G. Hillert(University of California, San Diego)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 71-88
Effects of Structural Factors on TV Commercial Processing
Maki Sakamoto(The University of Electro-Communications), Koichi Yamamoto(Dentsu Communication Institute Inc.), Tetsuya Hayashida(Dentsu Inc.)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 49-69
Grammaticality Judgment of Garden Path Sentences in Persian
Hamideh Marefat and Ali Arabmofrad(University of Tehran)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 31-48
Perceptual priming and structural choice in Russian sentence production
Andriy Myachykov(University of Edinburgh) and Russell Tomlin(University of Oregon)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 1-30
An Experimental Syntactic Study of Binding of Multiple Anaphors in Korean
Ji-Hye Kim and James Hye Suk Yoon(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig)
[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 159-191
Dependency Distance as a Metric of Language Comprehension Difficulty
Haitao Liu(Institute of Applied Linguistics Communication , University of China)
[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 111-157
Assessment Battery for Communication - ABaCo:A new Instrument for the Evaluation of Pragmatic Abilities
Sacco K. , Angeleri R. , Bosco F.M. , Colle L. , Mate D. and Bara B.G. (University of Turin)
[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 89-109
Rediscovering Symbols: The Role of Category Labels in Similarity Judgment
Na-Yung Yu, Takashi Yamauchi, and Jay Schumacher(Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 97-112
Non-Factual Before as an Exceptive Construction
Douglas J. Wulf(George Mason University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 53-95
Linguistic and Perceptual Categories in Colour Vision: A Critical Review
David Bimler(Massey University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 41-52
Categorical Perception of Color is Restricted to the Right Visual Field in Korean Speakers Who Maintain Central Fixation
Debi Roberson(University of Essex) and Hyensou Pak(Yeungnam University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 21-40
Unique Hue Judgment in Different Languages: A Comparison of Korean and English
Hyensou Pak(Yeungnam University) and Debi Roberson(University of Essex)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 1-20
The Impact of Statistical Distributions of Colours on Colour Category Acquisition
Tony Belpaeme(University of Plymouth) and Joris Bleys(Vrije Universiteit Brusse)
[Volume 10, Issie 2] (2009) pp. 245-278
Comprehension of communicative intentions: The case of figurative language
Francesca M. Bosco(University of Turin, Neuroscience Institute of Turin), Marianna Vallana(University of Turin), and Monica Bucciarelli(University of Turin)
[Volume 10, Issie 2] (2009) pp. 227-244
Numeral Classifiers and Nominal Functional Projections in Korean
So-Young Park(Seoul National University)
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