Before discussing actual experiments, let’s consider a somewhat simplified example of how you might normally learn a new category, namely a trip to the zoo. This situation can be used to illustrate the specific uses of knowledge to be discussed and can be contrasted with the typical psychology experiment using artificial stimuli. Suppose on a trip to the zoo, you encounter a new animal, the whingelow. … the whingelow probably looks much like other animals of its class. If it is a mammal, it likely has visible fur, four limbs, a symmetrical face with two eyes, a nose, two ears and so on.
p.145 Murphy, Gregory. L. (2002) The Big Book of Concepts, MIT Press
but i still prefer taking a toddler to the zoo