The Extraction Algorithm beneath the Basic Algorithm

  • David Leiser
  • Christiane Gillièron
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)


In this chapter, we describe a more general algorithm, of which the basic algorithm is a special case. We will then see what are the precise difficulties which prevent some subjects from seeing this underlying and familiar structure in the description of the task, and test these ideas by some additional data from transfers between variants of the basic algorithm.


Basic Algorithm Reasoning Schema Final Configuration Implicit Formulation Mental Simulation 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Leiser
    • 1
  • Christiane Gillièron
    • 2
  1. 1.Ben-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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