TCD-CS-93-25.. Keane M.T.
Processes Underlying Complex Analogies. October 1993.
The psychological investigation of complex analogies (like the solar
system / atom analogy) began in the late 1970's and in the
intervening period has grown into a prototypical, area of Cognitive
Science research. During this time the investigation of complex
analogies have gone from rough notions to detailed computational
models. This paper traces the theoretical and empirical development
in the area and plots the major advances which have occurred.
Apart from reviewing the literature, the main aim of the paper is to
present this area as a template for the development of other
Cognitive Science research topics. Thus, it should have important
implications for the methodology of modern research in Cognitive
Psychology. Finally, some outstanding problems in the area and
likely directions for future research are considered.
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