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Introduction: A brief history of the science of expertise and overview of the book

Hambrick, D.Z., Campitelli, G. and Macnamara, B.N. (2018) Introduction: A brief history of the science of expertise and overview of the book. In: Hambrick, D.Z., Campitelli, G. and Macnamara, B.N., (eds.) The Science of Expertise Behavioral, Neural, and Genetic Approaches to Complex Skill. Routledge as part of Taylor & Francis, pp. 1-9.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315113371
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Abstract

This chapter covers the major approaches to research on expertise. It also covers the behavioral approach. The chapter explains methodological and statistical issues and pitfalls in expertise research and discusses the role of various ability and non-ability factors in expertise. It covers processes underlying chess expertise, while James Staszewski analyzes expertise in Rubik's Cube solving. The chapter discusses the role of intelligence for developing professional expertise and summarizes findings from the largest-ever study of prodigies. It gives an update on the role of talent in drawing, and Rebecca Chamberlain presents evidence from her multifactorial study of drawing expertise. The chapter provides an overview of neuroimaging techniques, particularly as applied to expertise research. It covers neural underpinnings of expertise in three domains and identifies neural correlates of motor expertise in real-world domains such as surgery.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge as part of Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/53701
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