ERIC Number: EJ784512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Representation over Time: The Effects of Temporal Distance on Similarity
Day, Samuel B.; Bartels, Daniel M.
Cognition, v106 n3 p1504-1513 Mar 2008
Similarity is central in human cognition, playing a role in a wide range of cognitive processes. In three studies, we demonstrate that subjective similarity may change as a function of temporal distance, with some events seeming more similar when considered in the near future, while others increase in similarity as temporal distance increases. Given the ubiquity of inter-temporal thought, and the fundamental role of similarity, these results have important implications for cognition in general.
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