Imagistic processes in analogical reasoning: Conserving transformations and dual simulations
Clement, John J.

Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

The classical theory of analogical reasoning focuses on mappings between discrete symbols as the mechanism of analogy evaluation and transfer. This paper introduces several other analogy evaluation strategies discovered in expert reasoning protocols: bridging analogies, conserving transformations, dual simulations used to detect perceptual-motor similarity, and overlay simulations. These findings provide evidence for the hypothesis that certain analogical reasoning processes can be imagery based.

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