|Effortful Study And The Expert Mind
||[Aug. 28th, 2008|05:17 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Ganked from matociquala (who found it by way of neutronjockey), boosting signal for the July 2006 Scientific American article on "The Expert Mind" by Philip E. Ross.
Studies of the mental processes of chess grandmasters have revealed clues to how people become experts in other fields as well. EFFORTFUL STUDY is the key to achieving success in chess, classical music, soccer and many other fields. New research has indicated that motivation is a more important factor than innate ability.
My favorite moment? When they refer to chess as "the Drosophila of cognitive science," without explaining it, and I UNDERSTOOD IT because I know Sian.