How Diagrams Can Support Syllogistic Reasoning: An Experimental Study

@article{Sato2015HowDC,
  title={How Diagrams Can Support Syllogistic Reasoning: An Experimental Study},
  author={Yuri Sato and Koji Mineshima},
  journal={Journal of Logic, Language and Information},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={409-455}
}
This paper explores the question of what makes diagrammatic representations effective for human logical reasoning, focusing on how Euler diagrams support syllogistic reasoning. It is widely held that diagrammatic representations aid intuitive understanding of logical reasoning. In the psychological literature, however, it is still controversial whether and how Euler diagrams can aid untrained people to successfully conduct logical reasoning such as set-theoretic and syllogistic reasoning. To… CONTINUE READING