Stephan Lewandowsky, Thomas Palmeri and Michael Waldmann

Introduction to the Special Section on theory and data in categorization: Integrating computational, behavioral, and cognitive neuroscience approaches

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

This special section brings together behavioral, computational, mathematical, and neuroimaging approaches to understand the processes underlying category learning. Over the past decade, there has been growing convergence in research on categorization, with computational–mathematical models influencing the interpretation of brain imaging and neuropsychological data, and with cognitive neuroscience findings influencing the development and refinement of models. Classic debates between single-system and multiple-memory-system theories have become more nuanced and focused. Multiple brain areas and cognitive processes contribute to categorization, but theories differ markedly in whether and when those neurocognitive components are recruited for different aspects of categorization. The articles in this special section approach this issue from several diverse angles. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Sponsor: Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center. Grant: SMA-1041755. Other Details: The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center is a National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center.. Recipients: Palmeri, Thomas J.