Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Relational priming: Obligational nitpicking

Varol Akmana1

a1 Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara, 06800, Turkey.


According to the target article authors, initial experience with a circumstance primes a relation that can subsequently be applied to a different circumstance to draw an analogy. While I broadly agree with their claim about the role of relational priming in early analogical reasoning, I put forward a few concerns that may be worthy of further reflection.