According to the theory-based approach to categorization, explanatory knowledge plays a critical role in supporting categorization decisions. This paper presents and tests a version of this view—the Explanation-Mapping hypothesis—that integrates explanation with a model of the structure-sensitive comparison processes that may underlie theory-based categorization decisions. Two experiments test the hypothesis that processes underlying analogy—specifically, structural alignment—also underlie explanation-based categorization decisions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Analogy|
|Editors||Boicho Kokinov, Keith Holyoak, Dedre Gentner|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 2009|