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Roosters, robins, and alarm clocks : Aptness and conventionality in metaphor comprehension
Bowdle and Gentner (2005) proposed a reconciliation of the comparison and categorization models of metaphor comprehension. Their career of metaphor model posits that, as a metaphorical term becomesExpand
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A tale of two similarities: comparison and integration in conceptual combination
  • Z. Estes
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cogn. Sci.
  • 1 November 2003
A dual process model of conceptual combination claims that attributive combination (e.g., pancake spatula) entails comparison, while relational combination requires integration. Expand
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Domain differences in the structure of artifactual and natural categories
  • Z. Estes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Memory & cognition
  • 1 March 2003
In three experiments, different methodologies, measures, and items were employed to address the question of whether, and to what extent, membership in a semantic category is all or none (i.e.,Expand
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Emotion and language: valence and arousal affect word recognition.
Emotion influences most aspects of cognition and behavior, but emotional factors are conspicuously absent from current models of word recognition. The influence of emotion on word recognition hasExpand
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Automatic vigilance for negative words is categorical and general
With other factors controlled, negative words elicit slower lexical decisions and naming than positive words (Estes & Adelman, 2008; see record 2008-09984-001). Moreover, this marked difference inExpand
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Priming via relational similarity: A COPPER HORSE is faster when seen through a GLASS EYE
Relation priming is a phenomenon in which comprehension of a word pair (e.g.. COPPER HORSE) is facilitated by the prior presentation of another word pair (e.g., GLASS EYE) that instantiates the sameExpand
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Individual differences in the perception of similarity and difference
Thematically related concepts like coffee and milk are judged to be more similar than thematically unrelated concepts like coffee and lemonade. We investigated whether thematic relations exert aExpand
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Metaphor comprehension as attributive categorization.
The class-inclusion model claims that metaphors (e.g., That exam is a filter) are comprehended by inclusion of the topic (or subject) as a member of an attributive category named after andExpand
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Confidence Mediates the Sex Difference in Mental Rotation Performance
On tasks that require the mental rotation of 3-dimensional figures, males typically exhibit higher accuracy than females. Using the most common measure of mental rotation (i.e., the Mental RotationsExpand
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Sound symbolic naming of novel objects is a graded function
Although linguistic traditions of the last century assumed that there is no link between sound and meaning (i.e., arbitrariness), recent research has established a nonarbitrary relation between soundExpand
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