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Re: Learn to consider vs. learn to ignore

Hi Bruno,

I don't think you say it's one way or the other. It depends on whether it is more advantageous to attend to particular details or to ignore certain details. The literature on category learning shows that people can just as easily learn categories based on what features rule out a category as well as what features determine a category. We are always looking for the most parsimonious path to a solution. At least theoretically.



Bruno L. Giordano wrote:

Dear list,
I have one curiosity:

as far as (auditory/visual/etc.) recognition is concerned,

is it more advantageous to learn what is relevant to the recognition of a
particular event (i.e., learn to consider), or what is irrelevant/misleading
(i.e., learn to ignore)?


Thank you,

Bruno L. Giordano, Ph.D.
Schulich School of Music, McGill University
555 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC H3A 1E3