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Inductive thought
reasoning from specific principles to general rules
Syllogism
using comparisons to arrive at logical conclusions
Cognition
a thought, or the process of thinking (mentally processing information)
Convergant thinnking
the process of narrowing down choices and alternatives to arrive at a suitable answer
Deductive thought
reasoning from general rules to specific examples
Synesthesia
experiencing one sense in ways normally associated with another sense
Prototype
an abstraction, an idealized pattern of an object or idea that is stored in memory and used to decide whether similar objects or ideas are members of the same class of items
Algorithum
using a set of rules or procedures to find a solution
Heuristics
any strategy which aids in problem solving, usuallyby limiting the number of possible solutions
Divergent thinking
the process of widening the range of possibilities and expanding the options for solutions