Speed of Expertise Acquisition Depends upon Inherited Factors

  title={Speed of Expertise Acquisition Depends upon Inherited Factors},
  author={Philippe Chassy and Fernand Gobet},
This paper challenges the current dominant view of expertise acquisition by reintroducing inherited factors in the learning process. Studies in experimental psychology have consistently shown that expert performance correlates with the amount of domain-specific knowledge that the experts have acquired through practice. This finding has led to the view that nurture dominates nature with respect to expertise acquisition. We review studies in neurobiology that have shown that the biological… CONTINUE READING

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