They Do What They Are Told to Do: The Influence of Instruction on (Chess) Expert Perception - Commentary on Linhares and Brum (2007)

@article{Bilalic2009TheyDW,
  title={They Do What They Are Told to Do: The Influence of Instruction on (Chess) Expert Perception - Commentary on Linhares and Brum (2007)},
  author={Merim Bilalic and Fernand Gobet},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={743-7}
}
Linhares and Brum (2007) argue that they provide evidence for analogy as the main principle behind experts' acquisition of perceptual knowledge. However, the methodology they used-asking players to pair positions using abstract similarity-raises the possibility that the task reflects more the effect of directional instructions than the principles underlying the acquisition of knowledge. Here we replicate and extend Linhares and Brum's experiment and show that the matching task they used is… CONTINUE READING

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