Facilitating representation change in insight problems through training.

  title={Facilitating representation change in insight problems through training.},
  author={John Patrick and Afia Ahmed Ahmed},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={40 2},
Our aim in this article is to elaborate the role of training in representational change theory (RCT), particularly in terms of Ohlsson's (2011) spread of activation explanation (named redistribution theory), and to develop novel training manipulations that effect the re-encoding mechanism proposed by RCT (Ohlsson, 1992). Two experiments are reported that aim to help solve verbal insight problems and to enable some constraint to be relaxed. In Experiment 1, participants were trained to use… CONTINUE READING

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