Determining transformation distance in similarity: Considerations for assessing representational changes a priori
Graduate studies at Western
Thinking and Reasoning 18 (1):59 - 80 (2012)
|Abstract||The representational distortion (RD) approach to similarity (e.g., Hahn, Chater, & Richardson, 2003) proposes that similarity is computed using the transformation distance between two entities. We argue that researchers who adopt this approach need to be concerned with how representational transformations can be determined a priori. We discuss several roadblocks to using this approach. Specifically we demonstrate the difficulties inherent in determining what transformations are psychologically salient and the importance of considering the directionality of transformations|
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