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Creative Model Construction in Scientists and Students: The Role of Imagery, Analogy, and Mental Simulation John  Clement

Creative Model Construction in Scientists and Students: The Role of Imagery, Analogy, and Mental Simulation

John Clement

Published July 29th 2009
ISBN : 9781402067112
Hardcover
602 pages
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How do scientists use analogies and other processes to break away from old theories and generate new ones? This book documents such methods through the analysis of video tapes of scientifically trained experts thinking aloud while working onMoreHow do scientists use analogies and other processes to break away from old theories and generate new ones? This book documents such methods through the analysis of video tapes of scientifically trained experts thinking aloud while working on unfamiliar problems. Some aspects of creative scientific thinking are difficult to explain, such as the power of analogies, and the enigmatic ability to learn from thought experiments. This book is a window on that world.