Structural alignment facilitates the noticing of differences

@article{Gentner2001StructuralAF,
  title={Structural alignment facilitates the noticing of differences},
  author={D. Gentner and Virginia Gunn},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={2001},
  volume={29},
  pages={565-577}
}
High-similarity concept pairs that elicit many commonalities also elicit many related differences (Gentner & Markman, 1994; A. B. Markman & Gentner, 1993a, 1993b, 1996; A. B. Markman & Wisniewski, 1997). This finding has been used to support the claim that the comparison process is one of structural alignment. However, it is possible that the difference advantage results from some other property of high-similarity pairs, such as a greater number of stored differences. The present experiments… Expand
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