Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought

@inproceedings{Holyoak1994MentalLA,
  title={Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought},
  author={Keith J. Holyoak and Paul Thagard},
  year={1994}
}
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… 
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