Chunks in expert memory: Evidence for the magical number four … or is it two?

@article{Gobet2004ChunksIE,
  title={Chunks in expert memory: Evidence for the magical number four … or is it two?},
  author={F. Gobet and G. Clarkson},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={732 - 747}
}
  • F. Gobet, G. Clarkson
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Memory
  • This study aims to test the divergent predictions of the chunking theory (Chase & Simon, 1973) and template theory (Gobet & Simon, 1996a, 2000) with respect to the number of chunks held in visual short-term memory and the size of chunks used by experts. We presented game and random chessboards in both a copy and a recall task. In a within-subject design, the stimuli were displayed using two presentation media: (a) physical board and pieces, as in Chase and Simon's (1973) study; and (b) a… CONTINUE READING
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