A rare bit of wisdom by a favorite blogger of mine. Please read!
Story of the Day for Tuesday May 22, 2012
Brick by Brick
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; with knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
Herbert Simon, a Nobel Prize winner in economics at Carnegie-Mellon, performed an experiment with fellow psychology professor, William C. Chase.
The experiment utilized chess players: one group consisted of novices, the second, of intermediate chess players, and the final group was composed of chess masters with international rankings.
Simon and Chase set up a partially played chess game, and each participant was given five seconds to look at the board. Then they were asked to re-position the pieces on a blank chessboard from what they recalled of their five second observation.
Who do you think did the best? You got it. With twenty pieces left on the board, the…
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