Working memory in chess

  title={Working memory in chess},
  author={T. Robbins and E. J. Anderson and Douglas R. Barker and A. C. Bradley and C. Fearnyhough and R. Henson and S. R. Hudson and A. Baddeley},
  journal={Memory & Cognition},
  • T. Robbins, E. J. Anderson, +5 authors A. Baddeley
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Memory & Cognition
  • Three experiments investigated the role of working memory in various aspects of thinking in chess. Experiment 1 examined the immediate memory for briefly presented chess positions from master games in players from a wide range of abilities, following the imposition of various secondary tasks designed to block separate components of working memory. Suppression of the articulatory loop (by preventing subvocal rehearsal) had no effect on measures of recall, whereas blocking the visuospatial… CONTINUE READING

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