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Judgments of similarity and difference of visual stimuli and the impact of alignability

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Title: Judgments of similarity and difference of visual stimuli and the impact of alignability
Authors: O'Hanlon, Samantha Miyuki
Keywords: alignability
visual stimuli
Issue Date: Dec 2012
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2012]
Abstract: The purpose of the present research is to determine whether humans use ratio or absolute number of shared features in judgments of similarity and difference. The current study is divided into three separate experiments investigating the relationship between using differences in ratio of shared features and differences in absolute number of shared features when judging visual similarity and difference. Experiments 1 and 2 do this with judgments of similarity using complex (see Figure 8) and simple (see Figure 15) stimuli, respectively. Experiment 3 does this with judgments of difference using simple stimuli only.
We will begin by first providing some historical background on the various approaches to studying judgments of similarity. From there we will go on to describe our experimental methods and predictions, as well as how these predictions relate to the models reviewed earlier in the paper.
Description: M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections:M.A. - Psychology

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