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General News

New model of visual analogy highlighted in Nature Communications

Tests of analogical reasoning in GPT-3 and GPT-4 now published in Nature Human Behaviour, and summarized in the UCLA Newsroom

Cover art for article by LA-based artist Yaron Dotan

New paper exploring the basis for relational luring in recognition memory

Article on AI and poetry (based on The Spider’s Thread)

Tributes to Roger Shepard (including one by Keith) on the website of the Cognitive Science Society

Some Recent Publications

Lee, J., Wong, E.F., Cheng, P.W. (2023). Promoting Climate Actions: A Cognitive-Constraints ApproachCognitive Psychology, 143, 10156.

Bye, J.K., Chuang, P.J., Cheng, P.W. (2023). How do humans want causes to combine their effects? the role of causal invariance for generalizable causal knowledgeCognition, 23, 105303.

Ichien, N., Stamenković, D., Whatley, M. C., Castel, A. D., & Holyoak, K. J. (2024). Advancing with age: Older adults excel in comprehension of novel metaphorsPsychology and Aging.

Ichien, N., Stamenković, D., & Holyoak, K. J. (2024). Interpretation of novel literary metaphors by humans and GPT-4. In L. K. Samuelson, S. Frank, M. Toneva, A. Mackey, & E. Hazeltine (Eds.), Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.

Ichien, N., Lin, N., Holyoak, K. J., & Lu, H. (2024). Cognitive complexity explains processing asymmetry in judgments of similarity versus differenceCognitive Psychology151, 101661.

Lee, D. G., & Holyoak, K. J. (2024). Transient value refinements during deliberation facilitate choiceDecision11(2), 303–319.

Ichien, N., Liu, Q., Fu, S., Holyoak, K. J., Yuille, A. L., & Lu, H. (2023). Two computational approaches to visual analogy: Task-specific models versus domain-general mapping. Cognitive Science47: e13347.

Webb, T., Fu, S., Bihl, T., Holyoak, K. J., & Lu. H. (2023. Zero-shot visual reasoning through probabilistic analogical mappingNature Communications15, 5144. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-40804-x.

Webb, T., Holyoak, K. J., & Lu, H. (2023). Emergent analogical reasoning in large language modelsNature Human Behaviour.  DOI: 10.1038/s41562-023-01659-w.

Holyoak, K. J., Ichien, N., & Lu, H. (2023). Analogy and the generation of ideasCreativity Research Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2023.2232673.

Ichien, N., Lin, N., Holyoak, K. J., & Lu, H. (2023). Asymmetry in similarity and difference judgments results from asymmetry in the complexity of the relations same and different. In M. Goldwater, F. Anggoro, B. Hayes, & D. Ong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2149-2156). Cognitive Science Society.

Lee, A. J., Lu, H., & Holyoak, K. J. (2023). Human relational concept learning on the Synthetic Visual Reasoning Task. In M. Goldwater, F. Anggoro, B. Hayes, & D. Ong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 799-805).  Cognitive Science Society.

Chesebrough, C., Chrysikou, E. G., Holyoak, K. J., Zhang, F., & Kounios, J. (2023). Conceptual change induced by analogical reasoning sparks aha momentsCreativity Research Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2023.2188361.

Ichien, N., Alfred, K. L., Baia, S., Kraemer, D. J. M., Holyoak, K. J., Bunge, S. A., & Lu, H. (2023). Relational and lexical similarity in analogical reasoning and recognition memory: Behavioral evidence and computational evaluationCognitive Psychology141, 101550.

Holyoak, K. J. (2023). Poet and psychologist: A conversationMetaphor and Symbol38(2), 117-129.

Stamenković, D., Milenković, K., Ichien, N., & Holyoak, K. J. (2023). An individual-differences approach to poetic metaphor: Impact of aptness and familiarityMetaphor and Symbol38(2), 149-161.