Analogical reasoning via imagery: The role of transformations and simulations.
Clement, John

In B. Kokinov, K. Holyoak, and D. Gentner, New frontiers in analogy research. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press.

In the classical theory of analogical reasoning, mappings between discrete symbols are a central mechanism in analogy evaluation and transfer. In this study several other analogy evaluation strategies are identified in expert think aloud protocols:bridging analogies, conserving transformations, dual simulations used to detect perceptual-motor similarity, and overlay simulations (Clement 2004, 2008). These findings add to evidence for the hypothesis that analogical reasoning processes can be imagery based.

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