Analogy has been the focal point of intensive study in cognitive technology during the last twenty years. via analogy, novel events and difficulties will be understood by way of popular ones. certainly, a case may be made for analogical processing because the very middle of cognition. this is often the 1st ebook to span the entire variety of disciplines thinking about analogy. Its individuals signify cognitive, developmental, and comparative psychology; neuroscience; man made intelligence; linguistics; and philosophy.
The ebook is split into 3 elements. the 1st half describes computational types of analogy in addition to their relation to computational versions of alternative cognitive methods. the second one half addresses the function of analogy in quite a lot of cognitive projects, similar to forming advanced cognitive constructions, conveying emotion, making judgements, and fixing difficulties. The 3rd half seems on the improvement of analogy in young children and the prospective use of analogy in nonhuman primates.
Contributors: Miriam Bassok, Consuelo B. Boronat, Brian Bowdle, Fintan Costello, Kevin Dunbar, Gilles Fauconnier, Kenneth D. Forbus, Dedre Gentner, Usha Goswami, Brett grey, Graeme S. Halford, Douglas Hofstadter, Keith J. Holyoak, John E. Hummel, Mark T. Keane, Boicho N. Kokinov, Arthur B. Markman, C. web page Moreau, David L. Oden, Alexander A. Petrov, Steven Phillips, David Premack, Cameron Shelley, Paul Thagard, Roger K.R. Thompson, William H. Wilson, Phillip Wolff.