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Pertti Saariluoma,
a Finnish psychologist, professor of cognitive science at Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyväskylä, and FIDE Master in chess. He received his Ph.D. on human problem solving and expertise from University of Turku in 1984, in 1985-1986 he was visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with Herbert Simon. His research interest includes psychology and cognition in chess.
Pertti Saariluoma [1]

Chess Experiments

Pertti Saariluoma conducted a series of experiments which suggest that grandmasters are much quicker than novices in certain low-level perceptual processes. In the first of these experiments, a king of one color was placed on the chessboard, along with a piece of the other color. The subject had to state whether the king was in check or not. The average latencies were as follows: novices: 1550 ms, class players: 1250 ms, experts: 900 ms, grandmasters: 650 ms. The results indicated that skill is inversely proportional to the reaction time [2] [3] .

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Selected Publications

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External Links


  1. ^ Pertti Saariluoma homepage
  2. ^ A brief survey of psychological studies of chess Copyright © 2001 Mark Jeays
  3. ^ Pertti Saariluoma (1995). Chess players' thinking. Routledge
  4. ^ DBLP: Pertti Saariluoma
  5. ^ Pertti Saariluoma homepage
  6. ^ Fernand Gobet (2007). Chunk hierarchies and retrieval structures: Comments on Saariluoma and Laine. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 42. pdf

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