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Metaphors We Think With: The Role of Metaphor in Reasoning

Figure 2

Proportions of responses to “solve the crime problem in Addison” (with “increase police” disambiguated).

The left panel displays results from Experiment 2 (with a one-word metaphor frame); the right panel displays results from Experiment 3 (in which a synonyms task preceded the non-metaphorically framed paragraph).

Figure 2