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Cognitive and Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Expertise: Studies with Chess Masters

@inproceedings{Chabris1999CognitiveAN,
  title={Cognitive and Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Expertise: Studies with Chess Masters},
  author={C. Chabris},
  year={1999}
}
Research on expertise in visual-spatial tasks such as chess has ignored the introspective reports of top-level practitioners, overemphasized pattern recognition as the sole mechanism underlying skilled performance, and neglected the role of mental imagery in the thinking process. In addressing these limitations I propose a new theory of expertise, the “mental cartoons hypothesis,” and illustrate its properties by application to chess, which has historically been the primary domain for… Expand
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