TITLE

L'influence de la taille typique des objets dans une tâche de catégorisation

AUTHOR(S)
Ferrier, Laurent; Staudt, Arnaud; Reilhac, Gilles; Jimenez, Manuel; Brouillet, Denis
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology;Dec2007, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p316
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study explores the influence of typical size during a categorization task. The specificity of this experimental work is based on the homogeneity of the graphic stimuli size. We have created a typical size standard of our stimuli, that concerns the real size of the objects represented by the drawings of homogeneous sizes. Then, a priming experiment was performed in which the prime and target drawings had two types of relations: a typical size, and a categorial. The paticipants are nïive as to the typical size relation between prime and target. The results show a positive priming effect of the typical size but not of the category. The results are discussed in term of theoretical approach developed by Barsalou and his colleagues (1999, 2003). In this theoretical framework, the typical size can be considered as a perceptual knowledge. In that way, we propose that participants could automatically simulate the typical size as soon as they perceived the drawings of objects with homegenous sizes.
ACCESSION #
28755122

 

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