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      Reasoning and learning by analogy.

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      The American psychologist

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          Analogy is a powerful cognitive mechanism that people use to make inferences and learn new abstractions. The history of work on analogy in modern cognitive science is sketched, focusing on contributions from cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, and philosophy of science. This review sets the stage for the 3 articles that follow in this Science Watch section.

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          [1 ] Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA. gentner@nwu.edu
          Journal
          Am Psychol
          The American psychologist
          0003-066X
          0003-066X
          Jan 1997
          : 52
          : 1
          9017930

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