Does the prefrontal cortex (PFC) model of analogy account for decision-making, problem solving, reasoning, flexibility, adaptability and even creativity?.
|Autores||Barutta J, Ibanez A.|
|Journal||Barutta J, Ibanez A.|
|Abstract||From everyday cognition to scientific discovery, analogical processes play an important role: bringing connection, integration, and interrelation of information. Recently, a PFC model of analogy has been proposed to explain many cognitive processes and integrate general functional properties of PFC. We argue here that analogical processes do not suffice to explain the cognitive processes and functions of PFC. Moreover the model does not satisfactorily integrate specific explanatory mechanisms required for the different processes involved. Its relevance would be improved if fewer cognitive phenomena were considered and more specific predictions and explanations about those processes were stated.|