Evidence for the presence of blocking in a free classification task. This experiment was inspired by the observation that Rumelhart & Zipser’s (1986) model of unsupervised learning would not predict the presence of a blocking effect.

Zwickel, J., & Wills, A.J. (2002). Is competitive learning an adequate account of free classification?. In W.D. Gray, & C.D. Schunn (Eds.). Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 982-987). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Proceedings published: August 2002