General Recognition Theory is a Psychological model of how people might form linear decision boundaries among stimuli.
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General Recognition Theory

General Recognition Theory is a multi-dimensional version of signal detection theory (Thurstone, 1927; Green & Swets, 1966). It was developed by psychologists (Ashby & Townsend, 1986; Ashby & Gott, 1988) to study the human categorization process.

General Recognition Theory (hereafter GRT) is a model developed by Ashby and collaborators (Ashby & Townsend, 1986; Ashby & Gott, 1988) as a Psychologically realistic thoery of how humans might derive boundaries through stimulus space for the purpose of categorization. It is essentially a multi-dimensional version of signal detection theory [wiki].

It is commonly used as an analysis method to infer the decision boundary participants were using after they have labeled stimuli in a categorization experiment.

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