Humans can acquire knowledge about the structure of their environment by mere exposure through statistical learning. While there is evidence that statistical learning occurs, evidence that it facilitates later learning is incomplete. In this project, we are investigating whether statistical learning of correlations between different dimensions of visual objects facilitates later learning to categorize those objects with feedback.
Folstein, J., Gauthier, I., & Palmeri, T.J. (2010). Mere exposure alters category learning of novel objects. Frontiers in Cognitive Science.