Strategies in syllogistic reasoning

  title={Strategies in syllogistic reasoning},
  author={Monica Bucciarelli and Philip N. Johnson-Laird},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
This paper is about syllogistic reasoning, i.e., reasoning from such pairs of premises as, All the chefs are musicians; some of the musicians are painters. We present a computer model that implements the latest account of syllogisms, which is based on the theory of mental models. We also report four experiments that were designed to test this account. Experiments 1 and 2 examined the strategies revealed by the participants’ use of paper and pencil as aids to reasoning. Experiment 3 used a new… CONTINUE READING


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