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Dunbar, K. & Blanchette, I. (2001). The invivo/invitro approach to cognition: the case of analogy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 334--339.

  author = 	 {Kevin Dunbar and Isabelle Blanchette},
  title = 	 {The invivo/invitro approach to cognition: the case of analogy},
  journal = 	 {Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year = 	 {2001},
  OPTvolume = 	 {5},
  OPTpages = 	 {334--339},

Author of the summary: Jim Davies, 2002, jim@jimdavies.org

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People are sensitive to analogical structure but tend to recall on superficial features. [4]

Most analogies made in science labs are within-domain and thus superficial. [5] But when using analogy to form hypotheses, they got deeper. [6]

In contrast, politicians use 75% deep structure analogies to persuade people. [8] The "Generation paradigm" is based on the idea that participants in typical lab experiments have trouble making deep analogies because they are not generating them on their own. Lab studies that use this show that people do make lots of deep (structural) analogies.

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