Dedre Gentner

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Explanation recruits comparison in a category-learning task

Edwards, B. J., Williams, J. J., Gentner, D. & Lombrozo, T., Apr 1 2019, In : Cognition. 185, p. 21-38 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
learning
experiment
Self Report
Category Learning

Finding the middle: Spatial language and spatial reasoning

Simms, N. K. & Gentner, D., Apr 1 2019, In : Cognitive Development. 50, p. 177-194 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
Learning

The career of measurement

Cooperrider, K. & Gentner, D., Oct 1 2019, In : Cognition. 191, 103942.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dictionary
career
Intuition
intuition
Artifacts
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison within pairs promotes analogical abstraction in three-month-olds

Anderson, E. M., Chang, Y. J., Hespos, S. J. & Gentner, D., Jul 1 2018, In : Cognition. 176, p. 74-86 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

abstraction
Learning
infant
learning
evidence
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

Analogical processes in children's understanding of spatial representations

Yuan, L., Uttal, D. H. & Gentner, D., Jun 1 2017, In : Developmental Psychology. 53, 6, p. 1098-1114 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reading
experiment
performance
Gestures
learning
9 Citations (Scopus)

Analogy and Abstraction

Gentner, D. & Hoyos, C., Jul 1 2017, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 9, 3, p. 672-693 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

abstraction
Learning
learning
Knowledge Bases
Human Development
18 Citations (Scopus)

Extending SME to Handle Large-Scale Cognitive Modeling

Forbus, K. D., Ferguson, R. W., Lovett, A. & Gentner, D., Jul 1 2017, In : Cognitive Science. 41, 5, p. 1152-1201 50 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Engines
Visual Perception
Cognition
Merging
5 Citations (Scopus)

Generating explanations via analogical comparison

Hoyos, C. & Gentner, D., Oct 1 2017, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 24, 5, p. 1364-1374 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Braces
Learning
Cognitive Science
Aptitude
Skyscrapers
10 Citations (Scopus)

Relational categories are more mutable than entity categories

Asmuth, J. & Gentner, D., Oct 3 2017, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 70, 10, p. 2007-2025 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semantics
Recognition (Psychology)
2016
21 Citations (Scopus)

Language as cognitive tool kit: How language supports relational thought

Gentner, D., Nov 1 2016, In : American Psychologist. 71, 8, p. 650-657 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
Cognition
Learning
Psychology
25 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid Learning in a Children's Museum via Analogical Comparison

Gentner, D., Levine, S. C., Ping, R., Isaia, A., Dhillon, S., Bradley, C. & Honke, G., Jan 1 2016, In : Cognitive Science. 40, 1, p. 224-240 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Museums
Tall buildings
Learning
Braces
15 Citations (Scopus)

Sensitivity to relational similarity and object similarity in apes and children

Christie, S., Gentner, D., Call, J. & Haun, D. B. M., Feb 22 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 4, p. 531-535 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hominidae
Pongidae
Concretes
ducklings
Primates

Spatial analogies pervade complex relational reasoning: Evidence from spontaneous gestures

Cooperrider, K., Gentner, D. & Goldin-Meadow, S., Jan 1 2016, In : Cognitive research: principles and implications. 1, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestures
Ecosystem
Language
Hand
2015
23 Citations (Scopus)

On the acquisition of abstract knowledge: Structural alignment and explication in learning causal system categories

Goldwater, M. B. & Gentner, D., Apr 1 2015, In : Cognition. 137, p. 137-153 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Learning
learning
Research
ability
31 Citations (Scopus)

Prelinguistic Relational Concepts: Investigating Analogical Processing in Infants

Ferry, A. L., Hespos, S. J. & Gentner, D., Sep 1 2015, In : Child development. 86, 5, p. 1386-1405 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
infant
Learning
experiment
Research
5 Citations (Scopus)

Well-Hidden Regularities: Abstract Uses of in and on Retain an Aspect of Their Spatial Meaning

Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D., Nov 1 2015, In : Cognitive Science. 39, 8, p. 1881-1911 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
Jordan
Semantics
Names
Depression
2014

Comparison as a Route to Insight

Gentner, D., 2014, In : Riabilitazione Neurocognitiva Quadrimestrale di Scienze del Recupero. 2, p. 105-112 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Drawing on Experience: How Domain Knowledge Is Reflected in Sketches of Scientific Structures and Processes

Jee, B. D., Gentner, D., Uttal, D. H., Sageman, B. B., Forbus, K. D., Manduca, C. A., Ormand, C. J., Shipley, T. F. & Tikoff, B., Dec 14 2014, In : Research in Science Education. 44, 6, p. 859-883 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

knowledge
experience
science
learning
new technology
34 Citations (Scopus)

Language helps children succeed on a classic analogy task

Christie, S. & Gentner, D., Jan 1 2014, In : Cognitive Science. 38, 2, p. 383-397 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Language
Aptitude
Experiments
Linguistics
Research
2013
23 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison promotes learning and transfer of relational categories

Kurtz, K. J., Boukrina, O. & Gentner, D., Jul 1 2013, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition. 39, 4, p. 1303-1310 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
learning
Control Groups
Aptitude
Group
15 Citations (Scopus)

Detecting anomalous features in complex stimuli: The role of structured comparison

Kurtz, K. J. & Gentner, D., Sep 1 2013, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 19, 3, p. 219-232 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Research
Task Performance and Analysis
Skeleton
Learning
14 Citations (Scopus)

Finding faults: Analogical comparison supports spatial concept learning in geoscience

Jee, B. D., Uttal, D. H., Gentner, D., Manduca, C., Shipley, T. F. & Sageman, B. B., May 1 2013, In : Cognitive Processing. 14, 2, p. 175-187 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Earth Sciences
Learning
Mathematics
Students
Experiments
37 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial language facilitates spatial cognition: Evidence from children who lack language input

Gentner, D., Özyürek, A., Gürcanli, Ö. & Goldin-Meadow, S., Jun 1 2013, In : Cognition. 127, 3, p. 318-330 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognition
cognition
Language
Gestures
lack
2012
31 Citations (Scopus)

Causal Systems Categories: Differences in Novice and Expert Categorization of Causal Phenomena

Rottman, B. M., Gentner, D. & Goldwater, M. B., Jul 1 2012, In : Cognitive Science. 36, 5, p. 919-932 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sorting
Students
Natural Science Disciplines
Economics
Feedback
35 Citations (Scopus)

Do iconic gestures pave the way for children's early verbs?

Özc¸alişkan, Ş., Gentner, D. & Goldin-Meadow, S., Dec 7 2012, In : Applied Psycholinguistics. 35, 6, p. 1143-1162 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestures
Verbs
Iconic
Gesture
Dogs
24 Citations (Scopus)

What difference reveals about similarity

Sagi, E., Gentner, D. & Lovett, A., Aug 1 2012, In : Cognitive Science. 36, 6, p. 1019-1050 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engines
Experiments
Alignment
Structure Mapping
Dissociation
2011
63 Citations (Scopus)

Structure mapping and relational language support children's learning of relational categories

Gentner, D., Anggoro, F. K. & Klibanoff, R. S., Jul 1 2011, In : Child development. 82, 4, p. 1173-1188 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Language
Learning
Sequence Alignment
language
Hearing
42 Citations (Scopus)

Structure-mapping in metaphor comprehension

Wolff, P. & Gentner, D., Nov 1 2011, In : Cognitive Science. 35, 8, p. 1456-1488 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metaphor
Processing
Viruses

The learning of mind: How do you figure out what a mind is? Metaphors for mind

Gentner, D. & Tran, A., Dec 1 2011, In : Suomen Antropologi. 36, 4, p. 48-51 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

metaphor
learning
2010
162 Citations (Scopus)

Bootstrapping the mind: Analogical processes and symbol systems

Gentner, D., Jul 1 2010, In : Cognitive Science. 34, 5, p. 752-775 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Cognition

Commentary: Analogical processes in human thinking and learning

Jee, B. D., Uttal, D. H., Gentner, D., Manduca, C., Shipley, T. F., Tikoff, B., Ormand, C. J. & Sageman, B., 2010, In : Journal of Geoscience Education. 58, p. 2-13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

De l’alchimie aux sciences moderns: Du bon usage de la pensée analogique

Gentner, D. & Jee, B. D., 2010, In : Sciences humaines. p. 40-43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mutual bootstrapping between language and analogical processing

Gentner, D. & Christie, S., 2010, In : Language and Cognition. 2, p. 261-283

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)

Psychology in cognitive science: 1978-2038

Gentner, D., Jul 1 2010, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 2, 3, p. 328-344 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognitive Science
psychology
Psychology
science
History
34 Citations (Scopus)

The role of comparison in preschoolers' novel object categorization

Graham, S. A., Namy, L. L., Gentner, D. & Meagher, K., Nov 1 2010, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 107, 3, p. 280-290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Names
86 Citations (Scopus)

Where hypotheses come from: Learning new relations by structural alignment

Christie, S. & Gentner, D., Aug 13 2010, In : Journal of Cognition and Development. 11, 3, p. 356-373 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
2009
9 Citations (Scopus)

Does language about similarity play a role in fostering similarity comparison in children?

Özçalişkan, Ş., Goldin-Meadow, S., Gentner, D. & Mylander, C., Aug 1 2009, In : Cognition. 112, 2, p. 217-228 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Foster Home Care
Language
Gestures
language
Tigers

Effects of language and similarity on comparison processing

Gelman, S. A., Raman, L. & Gentner, D., 2009, In : Language Learning and Development. 5, p. 147-171

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Citations (Scopus)

Reviving inert knowledge: Analogical abstraction supports relational retrieval of past events

Gentner, D., Loewenstein, J., Thompson, L. & Forbus, K. D., Nov 1 2009, In : Cognitive Science. 33, 8, p. 1343-1382 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Data storage equipment
Episodic Memory
Negotiating
Experiments
Psychology
16 Citations (Scopus)

Using analogical mapping to simulate time-course phenomena in perceptual similarity

Lovett, A., Gentner, D., Forbus, K. D. & Sagi, E., Sep 1 2009, In : Cognitive Systems Research. 10, 3, p. 216-228 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Sampling
Engines
Processing
2008
13 Citations (Scopus)

Developmental changes in children's understanding of the similarity between photographs and their referents

Uttal, D. H., Gentner, D., Liu, L. L. & Lewis, A. R., Jan 1 2008, In : Developmental Science. 11, 1, p. 156-170 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Development
2007
13 Citations (Scopus)

Auditory presentation leads to better analogical retrieval than written presentation

Markman, A. B., Taylor, E. & Gentner, D., Jan 1 2007, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 14, 6, p. 1101-1106 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Aphorisms and Proverbs
Hearing
Research
Paradigm
56 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison facilitates children's learning of names for parts

Gentner, D., Loewenstein, J. & Hung, B., Oct 3 2007, In : Journal of Cognition and Development. 8, 3, p. 285-307 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Names
Learning
Preschool Children

How close is too close? Alignment and perceptual similarity in children's categorization

Namy, L. L., Gentner, D. & Clepper, L. E., 2007, In : Cogniţie, Creier, Comportament / Cognition, Brain, Behavior. XI, p. 647-659

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Citations (Scopus)

Nonintentional analogical inference in text comprehension

Day, S. B. & Gentner, D., Jan 1 2007, In : Memory and Cognition. 35, 1, p. 39-49 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reading
Recognition (Psychology)
Text Comprehension
Inference
Speed Reading

On apples and oranges: Structural alignment in the selection of social comparison standards

Mussweiler, T. & Gentner, D., 2007, In : Journal of Cognitive Science. 8, p. 1-38

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

apples
22 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial language influences memory for spatial scenes

Feist, M. I. & Gentner, D., Jan 1 2007, In : Memory and Cognition. 35, 2, p. 283-296 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
Semantics
Recognition (Psychology)
Spatial Memory
Encoding
2006
11 Citations (Scopus)

Naming motion events in Spanish and English

Cifuentes-Férez, P. & Gentner, D., Dec 1 2006, In : Cognitive Linguistics. 17, 4, p. 443-462 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
Semantics
event
semantics
language
58 Citations (Scopus)

Relations, objects, and the composition of analogies

Gentner, D. & Kurtz, K. J., Jul 1 2006, In : Cognitive Science. 30, 4, p. 609-642 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Theory
Weights and Measures
Processing
Chemical analysis
Research