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From similarity to inference ∗

  title={From similarity to inference ∗},
  author={M. Weber and D. Osherson},
  • M. Weber, D. Osherson
  • Published 2008
  • We advance a theory of inductive reasoning based on similarity, and test it on arguments involving mammal categories. To measure similarity, we quantified the overlap of neural activation in left Brodmann area 37 (LBA37) in response to pictures of different categories; the choice of LBA37 is motivated by previous literature. The theory was tested against probability judgments for 160 arguments generated from 16 mammal categories and a common predicate. The theory’s predictions (based on neural… CONTINUE READING
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