Similarity in processes of categorisation: Imprint formation as a prototype effect in music listening

URPM (Unite de Recherche en Psychologie de la musique)
CRFMW (Centre de Recherches et de Formation musicales de Wallonie)
University of Liege (Belgium)
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Abstract Principles of Cue abstraction and Imprint formation have recently been hypothesized as operational in music listening and have been investigated within the framework of grouping and categorization processes. The paper presents these principles, summarizes previous results and presents a new experimental approach to investigating imprint formation.