Using space to represent data: diagrammatic reasoning

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Gottfried, B. Using space to represent data: diagrammatic reasoning. Cogn Process 13, 371–373 (2012).

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  • Cognitive Processing
  • Propositional Logic
  • Venn Diagram
  • Diagrammatic Representation
  • Closed Curf