Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought

  title={Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought},
  author={Keith J. Holyoak and Paul Thagard},
Part 1 First steps: a bird's backyard analogic from Socrates to Velcro and Vietnam indirect communication ripples in the air creative connections overview. Part 2 Breaking loose: funes in chains from reacting to thinking similarity structure models purpose and cause summary. Part 3 The analogical ape: sameness what Sarah thinks how thought evolved the analogies of apes the invention of problems hitting the wall summary. Part 4 The analogical child: Lori's magic carpet toward system mapping… 
Far-out thinking: generating solutions to distant analogies promotes relational thinking.
Fugelsang, Kraemer, Gray, & Dunbar, 2010), and a mind-set to expect an abstract problem while solving anagrams (Christoff, Keramatian, Gordon, Smith, & Mädler, 2009). Analogical as separate traits
Analogy Dedre Centner
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  • Education
  • 2003
Analogies are partial similarities between different situations that support further inferences. Specifically, analogy is a kind of similarity in which the same system of relations holds across
Metaphor and analogy in everyday problem solving.
How metaphor and analogy similarly influence stages of everyday problem solving is discussed: Both processes mentally map features of a target problem onto the structure of a relatively more familiar concept.
A computational account of children's analogical reasoning: balancing inhibitory control in working memory and relational representation.
Simulations in LISA explain systematic variations in United States and Hong Kong children's performance on analogies between familiar scenes and argue that the development of analogical reasoning in children may best be conceptualized as an equilibrium between knowledge accretion and the maturation of information processing capability.
Achieving Abstraction: Generating Far Analogies Promotes Relational Reasoning in Children
It is argued that the process of solving a far analogy—regardless of a learner’s spontaneous success in identifying the relation—contextualizes an otherwise ambiguous learning problem, making it easier for children to access and apply relational hypotheses.
Cognitive Science , and Metaphor : Reflections on Michael Spitzer ’ s Metaphor and Musical Thought
Musicology has long regarded the hard sciences with both skepticism and envy. The skepticism reflects a mistrust of the sort of sharply circumscribed questions that are amenable to empirical study,
Visual Analogy : An Imagistic , Similarity-Based Reasoning Strategy for Ill-Structured Problem Solving
It is proposed that the use of visual analogy in problem solving is an example of similarity-based reasoning, cognitively facilitated by imagistic operations, and offered evidence that novices, in particular, benefit from guidance to use analogy, which helps them to better understand abstract concepts and to fully exploit their capacity to retrieve and implement previously acquired knowledge.
Reading Readers Reading a Poem: From conceptual to cognitive integration
My attempt in this paper is to further the discussion of the role of conceptual blending in cognitive poetics by looking more closely at the cognitive processes by which readers interpret a literary
The Impact of Analogical Distance as a Mental Stimulus in Ideation Processes Using Change of Perspective: Jumping
  • S. Knoll, G. Horton
  • Business
    2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
  • 2015
Results show some first indications that the distance of the analogies as well as the level of detail have an influence on the ideation outcomes.
When reasoning modifies memory: schematic assimilation triggered by analogical mapping.
It is suggested that analogical reasoning can trigger changes in the memory representation of a source analog stored in memory such that subsequent recognition is guided by a relational schema.