Corpus ID: 59065875

Memory for the meaningless: How chunks help

  title={Memory for the meaningless: How chunks help},
  author={Fernand Gobet},
  • Fernand Gobet
  • Published 1998
  • Computer Science
  • It is a classic result in cognitive science that chess masters can recall briefly presented positions better than weaker players when these positions are meaningful, but that their superiority disappears with random positions. [...] Key Method CHREST, a computational, chunking model of chess expertise based on EPAM (Feigenbaum & Simon, 1984) accounts for this skill difference. The model is also compared with human data from an experiment where the role of presentation time for random positions was…Expand Abstract
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