Title

Working memory, thinking, and expertise

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

New York

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

26176

Comments

Originally published as: Hambrick, D. H., Burgoyne, A.P., Campitelli, G., & Macnamara, B. N (2017). Working memory, thinking, and expertise. In Ball, J., & Thompson, V.A. (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of thinking and reasoning (pp. 268-288). New York, NY: Routledge. Original article available here

Abstract

Expert performance can defy belief. Consider that Timur Gareyev, in breaking the world record for “blindfold” chess, simultaneously played 48 opponents without being able to see their boards, losing only six games. Or consider that Alex Mullen, en route to winning the 2016 Memory World Championships, memorized a deck of cards in 21.5 seconds. Equally astonishing, in 2016, Feliks Zemdegs set the Rubik’s Cube speed-solving record with a time of 4.73 seconds.

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