Scientific Discovery as Problem Solving
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY PROJECT
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The quick and highly incomplete account of the evidence now available about discovery processes confirms both the variety and heterogeneity of the activities that make up the enterprise of science and the consistency with which these activities conform to the pattern of heuristic search. Such phenomena as intuition, insight, and inspiration derive from the capacity for recognition that every expert acquires in the domain of expertise. Keywords Scientific discovery, Problem solving, Physical symbol system, Computer simulation, Explanatory theories, Insight.