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  1. Kenneth D. Forbus, Dedre Gentner & Mary Jo Rattermann (forthcoming). The Roles of Similarity in Transfer: Separating Retrievability From Inferential Soundness. Cognitive Science.
     
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  2. D. Gentner & J. Medina (forthcoming). Comparison and the Development of Cognition. Cognition.
     
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  3. Stella Christie & Dedre Gentner (2014). Language Helps Children Succeed on a Classic Analogy Task. Cognitive Science 38 (2):383-397.
    Adult humans show exceptional relational ability relative to other species. In this research, we trace the development of this ability in young children. We used a task widely used in comparative research—the relational match-to-sample task, which requires participants to notice and match the identity relation: for example, AA should match BB instead of CD. Despite the simplicity of this relation, children under 4 years of age failed to pass this test (Experiment 1), and their performance did not improve even with (...)
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  4. Jordan A. Comins & Timothy Q. Gentner (2013). Perceptual Categories Enable Pattern Generalization in Songbirds. Cognition 128 (2):113-118.
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  5. Dedre Gentner, Asli Özyürek, Özge Gürcanli & Susan Goldin-Meadow (2013). Spatial Language Facilitates Spatial Cognition: Evidence From Children Who Lack Language Input. Cognition 127 (3):318-330.
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  6. Kenneth J. Kurtz & Dedre Gentner (2013). Detecting Anomalous Features in Complex Stimuli: The Role of Structured Comparison. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 19 (3):219.
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  7. Micah R. Bregman, Aniruddh D. Patel & Timothy Q. Gentner (2012). Stimulus-Dependent Flexibility in Non-Human Auditory Pitch Processing. Cognition 122 (1):51-60.
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  8. Benjamin M. Rottman, Dedre Gentner & Micah B. Goldwater (2012). Causal Systems Categories: Differences in Novice and Expert Categorization of Causal Phenomena. Cognitive Science 36 (5):919-932.
    We investigated the understanding of causal systems categories—categories defined by common causal structure rather than by common domain content—among college students. We asked students who were either novices or experts in the physical sciences to sort descriptions of real-world phenomena that varied in their causal structure (e.g., negative feedback vs. causal chain) and in their content domain (e.g., economics vs. biology). Our hypothesis was that there would be a shift from domain-based sorting to causal sorting with increasing expertise in the (...)
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  9. Eyal Sagi, Dedre Gentner & Andrew Lovett (2012). What Difference Reveals About Similarity. Cognitive Science 36 (6):1019-1050.
    Detecting that two images are different is faster for highly dissimilar images than for highly similar images. Paradoxically, we showed that the reverse occurs when people are asked to describe how two images differ—that is, to state a difference between two images. Following structure-mapping theory, we propose that this disassociation arises from the multistage nature of the comparison process. Detecting that two images are different can be done in the initial (local-matching) stage, but only for pairs with low overlap; thus, (...)
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  10. Dedre Gentner & Nina Simms (2011). Language and Analogy in Conceptual Change. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (3):128-129.
    Carey proposes that the acquisition of the natural numbers relies on the interaction between language and analogical processes: specifically, on an analogical mapping from ordinal linguistic structure to ordinal conceptual structure. We suggest that this analogy in fact requires several steps. Further, we propose that additional analogical processes enter into the acquisition of number.
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  11. Phillip Wolff & Dedre Gentner (2011). Structure-Mapping in Metaphor Comprehension. Cognitive Science 35 (8):1456-1488.
    Metaphor has a double life. It can be described as a directional process in which a stable, familiar base domain provides inferential structure to a less clearly specified target. But metaphor is also described as a process of finding commonalities, an inherently symmetric process. In this second view, both concepts may be altered by the metaphorical comparison. Whereas most theories of metaphor capture one of these aspects, we offer a model based on structure-mapping that captures both sides of metaphor processing. (...)
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  12. Jordan A. Comins & Timothy Q. Gentner (2010). Working Memory for Patterned Sequences of Auditory Objects in a Songbird. Cognition 117 (1):38-53.
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  13. Dedre Gentner (2010). Bootstrapping the Mind: Analogical Processes and Symbol Systems. Cognitive Science 34 (5):752-775.
    Human cognition is striking in its brilliance and its adaptability. How do we get that way? How do we move from the nearly helpless state of infants to the cognitive proficiency that characterizes adults? In this paper I argue, first, that analogical ability is the key factor in our prodigious capacity, and, second, that possession of a symbol system is crucial to the full expression of analogical ability.
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  14. Dedre Gentner (2010). Psychology in Cognitive Science: 1978–2038. Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (3):328-344.
    This paper considers the past and future of Psychology within Cognitive Science. In the history section, I focus on three questions: (a) how has the position of Psychology evolved within Cognitive Science, relative to the other disciplines that make up Cognitive Science; (b) how have particular Cognitive Science areas within Psychology waxed or waned; and (c) what have we gained and lost. After discussing what’s happened since the late 1970s, when the Society and the journal began, I speculate about where (...)
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  15. Dedre Gentner, Jeffrey Loewenstein, Leigh Thompson & Kenneth D. Forbus (2009). Reviving Inert Knowledge: Analogical Abstraction Supports Relational Retrieval of Past Events. Cognitive Science 33 (8):1343-1382.
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  16. Dedre Gentner, Nina Simms & Stephen Flusberg (2009). Relational Language Helps Children Reason Analogically. In. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 1054--1059.
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  17. Şeyda Özçalışkan, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Dedre Gentner & Carolyn Mylander (2009). Does Language About Similarity Play a Role in Fostering Similarity Comparison in Children? Cognition 112 (2):217-228.
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  18. Dedre Gentner & J. Asmuth (2008). Can Relationality Be Distinguished From Abstractness in Noun Mutability. In. In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. 863--868.
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  19. Dedre Gentner & Stella Christie (2008). Relational Language Supports Relational Cognition in Humans and Apes. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):136-137.
    We agree with Penn et al. that our human cognitive superiority derives from our exceptional relational ability. We far exceed other species in our ability to grasp analogies and to combine relations into higher-order structures (Gentner 2003). However, we argue here that possession of an elaborated symbol system is necessary to make our relational capacity operational.
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  20. Nina Simms & Dedre Gentner (2008). Spatial Language and Landmark Use: Can 3-, 4-, and 5-Year-Olds Find the Middle. In. In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. 191--196.
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  21. Dedre Gentner (2007). Spatial Cognition in Apes and Humans. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11 (5):192-194.
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  22. Jason Jameson & Dedre Gentner (2007). Conceptual Centrality and the Role of Comparison. In. In McNamara D. S. & Trafton J. G. (eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. 64--70.
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  23. Dedre Gentner & Kenneth J. Kurtz (2006). Relations, Objects, and the Composition of Analogies. Cognitive Science 30 (4):609-642.
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  24. Arthur B. Markman & Dedre Gentner (2005). Nonintentional Similarity Processing. In Ran R. Hassin, James S. Uleman & John A. Bargh (eds.), The New Unconscious. Oxford University Press. 107--137.
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  25. Robert L. Goldstone, John R. Anderson, Nick Chater, Andy Clark, Shimon Edelman, Kenneth Forbus, Dedre Gentner, Raymond W. Gibbs Jr, James Greeno & Robert A. Jacobs (2004). Journal of The Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science 28 (3).
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  26. Dedre Gentner (2003). Why We're so Smart. In Dedre Getner & Susan Goldin-Meadow (eds.), Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought. Mit Press. 195--235.
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  27. Dedre Gentner & Brian Bowdle (2002). Metaphor Processing, Psychology Of. In Lynn Nadel (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Macmillan.
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  28. Dedre Gentner & Arthur B. Markman (2002). Analogy-Based Reasoning and Metaphor. In M. Arbib (ed.), The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. Mit Press. 106--109.
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  29. Dedre Gentner (2001). Exhuming Similarity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):669-669.
    Tenenbaum and Griffiths' paper attempts to subsume theories of similarity – including spatial models, featural models, and structure-mapping models – into a framework based on Bayesian generalization. But in so doing it misses significant phenomena of comparison. It would be more fruitful to examine how comparison processes suggest hypotheses than to try to derive similarity from Bayesian reasoning. [Shepard; Tenenbaum & Griffiths].
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  30. Dedre Gentner & Phillip Wolff (2000). Metaphor and Knowledge Change. In Eric Dietrich Art Markman (ed.), Cognitive Dynamics: Conceptual Change in Humans and Machines. Lawrence Erlbaum. 295--342.
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  31. L. Bosch, S. F. Cappa, N. Chater, I. Choi, J. Dalery, E. Daprati, N. Franck, D. Gentner, N. Georgieff & R. L. Goldstone (1998). Barsalou, LW, 231. Cognition 65:301.
     
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  32. Dedre Gentner & José Medina (1998). Similarity and the Development of Rules. Cognition 65 (2-3):263-297.
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  33. Dedre Gentner & Mary Jo Rattermann (1998). Deep Thinking in Children: The Case for Knowledge Change in Analogical Development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):837-838.
    Halford, Wilson & Phillips argue that cognitive development is driven by increases in processing capacity. We suggest that changes in relational knowledge are as important or more so. We present evidence that 3-year-olds' analogical abilities are sharply improved by teaching them relational labels; over a 30-minute experimental session children gained approximately 2 years in effective performance. These results mandate caution interpreting age-related change as indicating maturational change, and call for a deeper consideration of the role of epistemological change in cognitive (...)
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  34. James G. Greeno, William J. Clancey, Clayton Lewis, Mark Seidenberg, Sharon Derry, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Patrick Langley, Michael Shafto, Dedre Gentner, Alan Lesgold & Colleen M. Seifert (1998). Efforts to Encourage Multidisciplinarity in the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science 22 (1):131-132.
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  35. Dedre Gentner, Sarah Brem, Ron Ferguson, Philip Wolff, Arthur B. Markman & Ken Forbus (1997). Analogy and Creativity in the Works of Johannes Kepler. In T. B. Ward, S. M. Smith & J. Viad (eds.), Creative Thought: An Investigation of Conceptual Structures and Processes. American Psychological Association.
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  36. M. Imai & D. Gentner (1997). A Crosslinguistic Study on Constraints on Early Word Meaning: Linguistic Influence Vs. Universal Ontology. Cognition 62:169-200.
     
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  37. Mutsumi Imai & Dedre Gentner (1997). A Cross-Linguistic Study of Early Word Meaning: Universal Ontology and Linguistic Influence. Cognition 62 (2):169-200.
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  38. Ronald W. Ferguson, Alexander Aminoff & Dedre Gentner (1996). Modeling Qualitative Differences in Symmetry Judgments. In. In Garrison W. Cottrell (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawrence Erlbaum. 12.
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  39. D. Gentner & A. B. Markman (1996). On Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought (Keith J. Holyoak and Paul Thagard). Pragmatics and Cognition 4:407-408.
     
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  40. Dedre Gentner & Arthur B. Markman (1996). Keith J. Holyoak and Paul Thagard, Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought. [REVIEW] Pragmatics and Cognition 4 (2):407-409.
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  41. Phillip Wolff & Dedre Gentner (1996). What Language Might Tell Us About the Perception of Cause. In. In Garrison W. Cottrell (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawrence Erlbaum. 453--458.
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  42. Kenneth D. Forbus, Dedre Gentner & Keith Law (1995). MAC/FAC: A Model of Similarity‐Based Retrieval. Cognitive Science 19 (2):141-205.
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  43. Kenneth D. Forbus, Ronald W. Ferguson & Dedre Gentner (1994). Incremental Structure-Mapping. In. In Ashwin Ram & Kurt Eiselt (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum. 313--318.
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  44. Kenneth D. Forsus, Dedre Gentner & L. A. W. Keith (1994). MACIFAC: A Model of Si~ I~ Ari~-~ s~ Retrieval. Cognitive Science 19:141-205.
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  45. K. Law, K. D. Forbus & D. Gentner (1994). Simulating Similarity-Based Retrieval: A Comparison of ARCS and MAC/FAC. In. In Ashwin Ram & Kurt Eiselt (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum. 543--548.
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  46. Catherine A. Clement & Dedre Gentner (1991). Systematicity as a Selection Constraint in Analogical Mapping. Cognitive Science 15 (1):89-132.
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  47. Catherine A. Clementand Dedre Gentner (1991). Systematicity as a Selection Constraint in Analogical Ft/Tapping. Cognitive Science 13:89-132.
     
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  48. Patricia Gentner (1990). Breaking Into a 'Semiotic Enclave': How Art Critics Refer to the Works of Rothko and Bacon. Semiotica 79 (3-4):271-288.
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  49. Ab Markman & D. Gentner (1990). Not All Differences Are the Same-Similarity as the Alignment of Conceptual Frames. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 28 (6):518-518.
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  50. Dedre Gentner (1988). Analogical Inference and Analogical Access. In Armand Prieditis (ed.), Analogica. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. 63--88.
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