analogic - THOUGHT and KNOWLEDGE Thought: Knowledge is...

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THOUGHT       and       KNOWLEDGE
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Thought : Knowledge is transformed and  manipulated by the process of thinking  Representations that underlie thinking :      Analogic and Symbolic representations Nature of the process involved in thinking:      Problem Solving, Reasoning, Decision making
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Polanyi credited his  discovery of the  carbon ring in  physical chemistry to  a dream about a  snake biting it’s own  tail. Analogic Reasoning: Solving problems  with mental images
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Richard Feynman’s  ideas about  electron  spin  were triggered by  considering how to put  different types of spins  on a frisbee. This insight earned him  a Nobel Prize in  Physics.  More analogical reasoning
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Feynman diagrams are used to solve  problems in quantum physics An example of analogic reasoning
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2009 for the course PSYC 68060 taught by Professor Berg during the Fall '06 term at UC Irvine.

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