The mind's eye in blindfold chess

  title={The mind's eye in blindfold chess},
  author={Guillermo Campitelli and Fernand R. Gobet},
  journal={European Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  pages={23 - 45}
Visual imagery plays an important role in problem solving, and research into blindfold chess has provided a wealth of empirical data on this question. We show how a recent theory of expert memory (the template theory; Gobet & Simon, 1996b, 2000) accounts for most of these data. However, how the mind's eye filters out relevant from irrelevant information is still underspecified in the theory. We describe two experiments addressing this question, in which chess games are presented visually, move… 

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