semantic categorisation and movement
kenneth paul collins
KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Thu Oct 3 01:37:37 EST 1996
Hmmm... "all [...] were highly familiar"...
...did you categorize your subjects by profession ("sub-culture")? ken
Kerry Bennett wrote:
> Thank-you for this contribution
> Prior to the main experiment we tested 15 other participants for 42
> stimuli on three perceptual features: familiarity, visual complexity,
> and visual agreement. The pictures were all obtained from a reasonably
> standardised set(Snodgrass and Vanderwart, 1980). From these 42 we
> selected 30 which were comparable across these three features; that is,
> all (irrespective of category) were highly familiar, not very complex
> and agreed with the mental representation of the object.
> One contributor who contacted us privately via email has suggested to
> look at 'hardness' vs 'softness', and aspects of linear composition of
> the stimuli. This same contributor has also suggested using words to
> tease out whether it is a semantic effect or a perceptual effect.__________________________________________________
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