Analogical Mind by Dedre Gentner
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Analogical Mind
By Dedre Gentner

The Analogical Mind

Perspectives from Cognitive Science

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Analogical Mind by Dedre Gentner

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Analogy has been the focus of extensive research in cognitive science over the past two decades. Through analogy, novel situations and problems can be understood in terms of familiar ones. Indeed, a case can be made for analogical processing as the very core of cognition. This is the first book to span the full range of disciplines concerned with analogy. Its contributors represent cognitive, developmental, and comparative psychology; neuroscience; artificial intelligence; linguistics; and philosophy. The book is divided into three parts. The first part describes computational models of analogy as well as their relation to computational models of other cognitive processes. The second part addresses the role of analogy in a wide range of cognitive tasks, such as forming complex cognitive structures, conveying emotion, making decisions, and solving problems. The third part looks at the development of analogy in children and the possible use of analogy in nonhuman primates. Contributors: Miriam Bassok, Consuelo B. Boronat, Brian Bowdle, Fintan Costello, Kevin Dunbar, Gilles Fauconnier, Kenneth D. Forbus, Dedre Gentner, Usha Goswami, Brett Gray, Graeme S. Halford, Douglas Hofstadter, Keith J. Holyoak, John E. Hummel, Mark T. Keane, Boicho N. Kokinov, Arthur B. Markman, C. Page Moreau, David L. Oden, Alexander A. Petrov, Steven Phillips, David Premack, Cameron Shelley, Paul Thagard, Roger K.R. Thompson, William H. Wilson, Phillip Wolff.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262571395
ISBN-10: 0262571390
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 553
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dedre Gentner

Dedre Gentner is Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Northwestern University.

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