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Unformatted text preview: of a category, rather than an unusual member • WHY? high similarity between features allows for Stage 1 processing only for 'A carrot is a vegetable'; Stage 1 and Stage 2 processing is necessary for 'A rutabaga is a vegetable' • Research AGAINST Feature Comparison Model: • category size effect : A poodle is a dog. A squirrel is an animal. • we make faster sentence verification decisions when an item is a member of a small category • small categories contain more defining features; therefore, FC model would predict that there should be more Stage 2 processing for small categories and thus longer RTs...
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, Feature comparison model, high similarity, faster sentence verification, sentence verification decisions