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Transposition is found in cognitive psychology, particularly in learning experiments were subjects can react to the relationship between stimuli rather than to each stimulus on an individual basis. The Rebers[1] give the example of subjects initially trained to choose a 4cm circle over a 3cm one. On a later test the choice is betwen a 4cm and a 5 cm one and they choose the 5cm circle transposing the rule 'larger than'


  1. Reber, AS & Reber ES (1985) Dictionary of Psychology. Penguin. London.