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Alexandre Linhares,
a Brazilian computer scientist, research professor of public and business administration at Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro [1] , and currently director-general of the Brazilian Chapter of the Club of Rome. His research interests include cognition in chess, where he is a critique of Chase and Simon's heavily quoted work Perception in chess [2] , controversial debated by Fernand Gobet et al. [3] [4] .
Alexandre Linhares [5]

The Nature of Chunks

The debate is about the nature of chess chunks. One possibility states that chunks are built by encoding particular combinations of pieces-on-squares (POSs), and that chunks are formed mostly by “close” pieces (in a “Euclidean” sense). A complementary hypothesis, as proposed by Alexandre Linhares and Paulo Brum [6] , is that chunks are encoded by abstract, semantic information such as given in following positions, the Fool's mate and its “most economical” representation, as given by Jenő Bán [7] :
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Selected Publications


External Links


  1. ^ linhares - www
  2. ^ William Chase, Herbert Simon (1973). Perception in chess. Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 1, pdf
  3. ^ The Human Intuition Project: Chase and Simon (1973) Perception in chess, Cognitive Psychology 4:55-81. A scientific blunder by Alexandre Linhares, October 01, 2007
  4. ^ Peter Lane, Fernand Gobet (2011). Perception in chess and beyond: Commentary on Linhares and Freitas (2010). New Ideas in Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 2
  5. ^ Associate Member | THE CLUB OF ROME
  6. ^ Alexandre Linhares, Paulo Brum (2007). Understanding our understanding of strategic scenarios: What role do chunks play. Cognitive Science, Vol. 31, 989-1007. pdf
  7. ^ Jenő Bán (1997). The tactics of endgames. Dover Publications, ISBN-13: 978-0486297057, amazon.com
  8. ^ DBLP: Alexandre Linhares

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