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Stephen Downes

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Metaphor, similarity and conceptual blending are central concepts in human cognition, and not the niche topics they are sometimes represented to be. When we talk about processes of learning, inference and discovery, it is to these - and not abstrations and generalizations - to which we should turn. This post is also a good platform to plug Doug Belshaw's other blog on the topic.

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