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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC84
Professor
Kevin Dunbar
Semester
Winter

Description
Lecture 5 – Scientific Mind Analogy involves a source Analogy in real world context [politics] Research in Analogy 2 Main theories in Analogy [holiocs/gentner] What is a good analogy? - superficitial / structural similairities - are people good are make them and which of the above are they better at making Perspective of diff sciences of analogy What is an Analogy? - Understanding one thing in terms of another thing - Source > what we do know - ie. nucleus in terms of the solar system - Is a form of inductive thinking - cognitive science has not studied analogy for a long time, only 20 years When are source and target are similar they can be structurally or superficial - structural > contagious/symptoms - superficial > there are relations among features in both the source and target Making analogies is hard - when there is a semantic diff
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