How analogies are generated: The roles of structural and superficial similarity

@article{Blanchette2000HowAA,
  title={How analogies are generated: The roles of structural and superficial similarity},
  author={Isabelle Blanchette and Kevin Dunbar},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={108-124}
}
Laboratory studies of analogical reasoning have shown that subjects are mostly influenced by superficial similarity in the retrieval of source analogs. However, real-world investigations have demonstrated that people generate analogies using deep structural features. We conducted three experiments to determine why laboratory and real-world studies have yielded different results. In the first two experiments, we used a “production paradigm” in which subjects were asked to generate sources for a… Expand

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