Opposites detract: Why rules and similarity should not be viewed as opposite ends of a continuum

Gary Marcus

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Criteria that aim to dichotomize cognition into rules and similarity are destined to fail because rules and similarity are not in genuine conflict. It is possible for a given cognitive domain to exploit rules without similarity, similarity without rules, or both (rules and similarity) at the same time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-29
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume28
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2005

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Opposites detract : Why rules and similarity should not be viewed as opposite ends of a continuum. / Marcus, Gary.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 1, 02.2005, p. 28-29.

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