Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Cognitive and Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Expertise: Studies with Chess Masters.

For those of you interested in research evidence relating to cognitive aspects of chess expertise, the following thesis is well worth a read.

Christopher Fitzgerald Chabris
Cognitive and Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Expertise: Studies with Chess Masters.
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 1999
(pdf download link)

The author is currently assistant professor in psychology
Department of Psychology
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308 USA

Pictured are Christopher Chablis and Dan Simons receiving the Ig Nobel Prize (2004) in Psychology:
"for demonstrating that when people pay close attention to something, it's all too easy to overlook anything else -- even a woman in a gorilla suit."

Tags: Chess Expertise - Chess Master - Christopher Chablis - Dan Simons - Expertise - Gorilla Suit - Harvard University - Ig Nobel Prize - Massachusetts - Psychology
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