How We Know A Dog Is A Dog: Concept Acquisition In The Human Brain

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Although two dogs can look very different, the human brain recognizes them as particular instances of the concept of a dog.

A new study explores how our brains synthesize concepts that allow us to organize and comprehend the world. The research, published by Cell Press in the September 24th issue of the journal Neuron, uses behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to track how conceptual knowledge emerges in the human brain and guides decision making.

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