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Constraint relaxation and chunk decomposition in insight problem solving
Insight problem solving is characterized by impasses, states of mind in which the thinker does not know what to do next. The authors hypothesized that impasses are broken by changing the problemExpand
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Constraint-Based Student Modeling
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A new approach to the student modeling problem is based on the idea of representing subject matter knowledge in sets of constraints. Expand
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Thoughts beyond words: When language overshadows insight.
Four experiments examined whether verbalization can interfere with insight problem solving. In Experiment 1, Ss were interrupted during problem solving and asked either to verbalize their strategiesExpand
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Learning from Performance Errors.
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Deep Learning - How the Mind Overrides Experience
  • S. Ohlsson
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • 31 March 2011
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Part I. Introduction: 1. The need to override experience 2. Creativity: 3. The production of novelty 4. Creative insight: the redistribution theory 5. Adaptation: 6. The growth of competence 7. Error correction: the specialization theory. Expand
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Evaluation of a Constraint-Based Tutor for a Database Language
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We propose a novel approach to intelligent tutoring in which feedback messages are associated with constraints on correct problem solution. Expand
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Some principles of intelligent tutoring
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Research on intelligent tutoring systems is discussed from the point of view of providing moment-by-moment adaptation of both content and form of instruction to the changing cognitive needs of the learner. Expand
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Multiple causes of difficulty in insight: the case of the nine-dot problem.
Theories of insight problems are often tested by formulating hypotheses about the particular difficulties of individual insight problems. Such evaluations often implicitly assume that there is aExpand
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