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Flashcards in Categories And Concepts Deck (12):
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Classification

Treating non-identical items in a similar way

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Understanding

Being able to understand our surroundings

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Prediction

Using current experience to predict future events

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Communication

Using specific words to describe ideas efficiently

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Illusion of the expert

Feeling that something must be easy because your good at it

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Prototype theory

Categorize our current experience by comparing to average representations of various categories

Can't explain why internal representations change over time

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Exemplar theory

Experiences are stored and used to categorize our current experiences

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Basic level of categorization

Easy and quick judgements

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Superordinate

Higher level of basic levels

High chance for accuracy
Low predictive power

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Subordinate

Most specific
Lower chance for accuracy
High predictive power

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Living and non living things

It takes longer to categorize things that don't move like plants and living

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Alfonso caramazza

found that living and non living things activate separate parts of the brain and that it is innate