By Dedre Gentner, Keith J. Holyoak, Boicho N. Kokinov
Analogy has been the focal point of in depth study in cognitive technological know-how during the last 20 years. via analogy, novel occasions and difficulties will be understood by way of frequent ones. certainly, a case could be made for analogical processing because the very middle of cognition. this can be the 1st booklet to span the total variety of disciplines fascinated about analogy. Its members characterize cognitive, developmental, and comparative psychology; neuroscience; synthetic intelligence; linguistics; and philosophy.
The e-book is split into 3 elements. the 1st half describes computational versions of analogy in addition to their relation to computational versions of alternative cognitive strategies. the second one half addresses the function of analogy in quite a lot of cognitive initiatives, resembling forming complicated cognitive constructions, conveying emotion, making judgements, and fixing difficulties. The 3rd half appears to be like on the improvement of analogy in young ones and the prospective 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 grey, Graeme S. Halford, Douglas Hofstadter, Keith J. Holyoak, John E. Hummel, Mark T. Keane, Boicho N. Kokinov, Arthur B. Markman, C. web 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.