No way to start a space program: Associationism as a launch pad for analogical reasoning

Keith J. Holyoak, John E Hummel

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Humans, including preschool children, exhibit role-based relational reasoning, of which analogical reasoning is a canonical example. The "role-less" connectionist model proposed in the target article is only capable of conditional paired-associate learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-389
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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