Saturday, November 27, 2010
Jonah Lehrer's "The Cognitive Cost of Expertise"
Jonah Lehrer has written a fascinating post on "The Cognitive Cost of Expertise" (The Frontal Cortex, in Wired's Science Blogs, November 19, 2010) that uses Adrian de Groot's famous work with chess masters as a jumping off point to talk about the cognitive trade-offs of expert knowledge. Lehrer seems to be making his career by writing about the science of choice and decision making, and I very much enjoyed his book How We Decide . I have pointed readers previously to his essay "Don't: The Secret of Self-Control" and commented on a piece he wrote on Carlsen's "Chess Intuition."