a1 Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ, United Kingdom. [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] http://www.psy.ed.ac.uk/people/s0340872/index_html http://www.psy.ed.ac.uk/people/martinp/index_html http://www.psy.ed.ac.uk/people/holly/index_html
The authors' claim that analogical reasoning is the product of relational priming is compatible with language processing work that emphasizes the role of low-level automatic processes in the alignment of situation models in dialogue. However, their model ignores recent behavioral evidence demonstrating a “lexical boost” effect on relational priming. We discuss implications of these data.