The roles of similarity in transfer: separating retrievability from inferential soundness.

@article{Gentner1993TheRO,
  title={The roles of similarity in transfer: separating retrievability from inferential soundness.},
  author={Dedre Gentner and Mary Jo Rattermann and Kenneth D. Forbus},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={524-75}
}
Similarity is universally acknowledged to be central in transfer, but recent research suggests that its role is complex. The present research attempts to isolate and compare the determinants of similarity-based access to memory and the determinants of the subjective soundness and similarity of a match. We predicted, based on structure-mapping theory, that subjective soundness would depend on the degree of shared relational structure, particularly higher-order structure such as causal bindings… CONTINUE READING
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