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Other thoughts on analogy

Yesterday, I wrote about Douglas Hofstadter’s lecture, Analogy as the Core of Cognition. Here are a few other interesting thoughts I had while listening to the lecture. Why does analogy occur? Everyday, our minds come up with a great quantity of analogies. … Continue reading

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Analogy as the Core of Cognition

What exactly is going on when you think? In his lecture, Analogy as the Core of Cognition, cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter (DH) suggests that when you think, you are really just making analogies. We all know what an analogy is: comparing one thing … Continue reading

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