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a method of processing information that compares the similarities between new and understood concepts, then uses those similarities to gain understanding of the new concept; a form of inductive reasoning.
RPoldrack about six years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure analogical reasoning

TaskContrast Measure

reversal learning task
  • standard deviation from the mean accuracy score
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"Initial definition retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-analogical-reasoning.htm"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

Term History

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Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:a method of processing information that compares the similarities between new and understood concepts, then uses those similarities to gain understanding of the new concept; a form of inductive reasoning.

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by BGregory about eight years ago:a method of processing information that compares the similarities between new and understood concepts, then uses those similarities to gain understanding of the new concept; a form of inductive reasoning. (from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-analogical-reasoning.htm)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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