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Sarah E. Goldin,
an American psychologist with a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979, where she worked on chess and cognition. In the 80s she was affiliated with RAND Corporation and the Office of Naval Research, where she continued her research in other domains.

Chess experiments

Sarah E. Goldin conducted various cognitive chess experiments, amongst others studies that argue for the importance of prototypic configurations in chess memory representations. 32 chess players' recall of stereotyped or typical positions after a 5-sec exposure was superior to recall of more unusual and interesting positions [1].

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Selected Publications

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  1. ^ Sarah E. Goldin (1978). Memory for the ordinary: Typicality effects in chess memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 605-616
  2. ^ DBLP: Sarah E. Goldin
  3. ^ Sarah E. Goldin | RAND

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