Valeria Giardino

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In recent years, many articles and books have been concerned with the subject of the use of visualization and visual thinking in the process of reasoning, and most of all in the process of valid reasoning, that is in scientific argumentation. I say ’many’ in relationship to the neglect this topic has suffered in the past century, when a kind of topic has(More)
Can our gestures help us think, and, if so, how? Previous work suggests that they can. Here, students, alone in a room, studied descriptions of environments for later tests of knowledge. The majority of participants spontaneously gestured while reading the descriptions, and most of those also gestured while answering true-false questions. They did not(More)
SUMMARY A number of contributions are been given in recent years to illustrate Herbert Simon's multidisciplinary approach to the study of behaviour. In this chapter, I give a brief picture of the origins of Simon's bounded rationality in the framework of rising AI. I show then how seminal it was Simon's insight on the unifying role of bounded rationality in(More)
In this article I present and discuss some criteria to provide a diagrammatic classification. Such a classification is of use for exploring in detail the domain of diagrammatic reasoning. Diagrams can be classified in terms of the use we make of them-static or dynamic-and of the correspondence between their space and the space of the data they are intended(More)
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