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Analogy Is Like Cognition

a: Analogy ~
b: Cognition

What: "Analogy is like Cognition: Dynamic, Emergent, and Context-Sensitive." An academic paper on how analogy is used in thinking.

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Writer: Boicho Kokinov
LCC: BF
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Date: Oct 2 2011 8:38 PM


Analogy Is Like Metaphor

a: Analogy ~
b: metaphor

What: "Analogy is like metaphor in that it associates two things that are essentially dissimilar. The difference is that the comparison is made more explicit by the use of words such as 'like', 'as', 'than' or 'resembles'. Analogies provide flavour in your presentation by painting vivid pictures that people can really see, instead of abstract concepts that are hard to grasp."

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Writer: admin
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 2 2011 8:49 PM


Analogy As Paint Primer

a: Analogy ~
b: primer paint

What: It helps concepts and ideas stick in you brain the way primer paint helps the next layer of paint stick to the surface of a car, house or any other object being painted

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Writer: LucretiaMia
LCC: BF
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 26 2012 12:00 PM


The Mental Pelican

a: Analogy ~
b: Pelican diving in the water a fish

What: The mind is like looking at the ocean. There is a lot to see on the surface, but there is a lot more that's hidden. Mentally, when you analogize, you are going beneath the surface to get something. What are you getting? For any given person, it not clear. But if you want an analogy about an analogy, think of a Pelican diving for a fish. They skim the water's surface looking for something to eat. When they sense that somethings good right below the surface they momentarily plunge below the surface and grab the goodies. Learning with an analogy, a good analogy has a similar feel.

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Writer: LucretiaMia
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Date: Jul 30 2012 1:14 PM



a: analogy ~
b: the linked paper

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Writer: Gentner, D., & Smith, L. A
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Date: Mar 16 2014 3:07 PM



a: analogy ~
b: tacking while sailing

What:

"When teaching, an idea is often put forth and the students may not grasp it. It's like sailing into the wind. So what do you do? You tack with an analogy. You move to the side so that in the end you will make progress towards a goal that can't be reached directly. "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 5 2014 7:10 PM



a: analogy ~
b: metaphor

What:

The link is a discussion of the difference between analogy, simile and metaphor in the context of a jury trial. The question is, which form is most effective in persuading a jury to believe your case.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jan 26 2015 8:02 PM



a: analogy ~
b: taffy pulling machine for your concepts

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Feb 10 2016 12:40 PM



a: analogy ~
b: good jokes

What:

"My suspicion is that analogies are like good jokes. They float around and soon it's hard to know who invented them. I take no responsibility for the accuracy of attributions. Unless there is a specific reference, these analogies are not copyrighted. Please share and use them."


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Writer: Terry S. Ruhl, MD
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Date: Jan 8 2017 11:42 AM


Analogy

a: An analogy ~
b: A car

What: "An analogy is like a car. If you take it too far, it breaks down."

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Writer: Don Beckstead, MD
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Date: Jul 15 2010 11:22 AM


A Pedagogical Analogy

a: An analogy ~
b: the scaffolding on a building

What: An analogy, in a learning context, is like the scaffolding on a new building. The scaffolding helps construct the building the way an analogy helps build understanding of a concept. The analogy is not the concept and scaffolding is not the building. The analogy is a means to an end.

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Writer: mattyflynn
LCC: LB
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Date: Oct 1 2010 12:44 AM


Cognitive Regurgitation

a: An analogy ~
b: Cognitive regurgitation

What: With association cognition, the ideas you currently hold are brought to the surface and associated or mixed with something else. The idea is remixed with other stuff, the way a cow chews its cud and mixes it with new hay.

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Writer: TheCow
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Date: Aug 24 2011 4:56 PM


An Analogy Is Like A Tree….

a: An analogy ~
b: a Tree

What: 'For years, I've been trying to express how everything ties into everything else. A big part of understanding any given thing is relating that thing to other things like it. So, a big part of learning is analogy."

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Writer: Jen McCown
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Date: Oct 2 2011 8:35 PM


Motor Oil For Learning

a: An analogy ~
b: a lubricant for your concepts

What: There is much written about how analogy is an essential part of how humans learn and think. In a teaching context, analogies help to extend a students current concepts. In some ways, they help a concept slide into another space, helping a student to process and assimilate new information.

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Writer: LucretiaGemanica
LCC: LB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 8 2012 5:10 PM



a: cell analogy projects ~
b: the linked page

What:

The link has a page with several cell analogy projects as well as some other things.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Dec 13 2014 1:08 PM



Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.