The role of working memory in analogical mapping.

  title={The role of working memory in analogical mapping.},
  author={James Waltz and Adrian Lau and Surender Kumar Grewal and Keith J. Holyoak},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={28 7},
The impact of a working-memory load on analogical mapping was examined in two experiments, using a dual-task paradigm. In Experiment 1, we used a phonological working-memory load; in Experiment 2, we used a phonological working-memory load and an executive working-memory load. The subjects were required to identify correspondences between visual scenes, either for single objects or for three objects simultaneously. The results indicated that the imposition of either a phonological or an… CONTINUE READING

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