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When the solution is on the doorstep: better solving performance, but diminished Aha! experience for chess experts on the mutilated checkerboard problem

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Insight problems are difficult because the initially activated knowledge hinders successful solving. The crucial information needed for a solution is often so far removed that gaining access to it through restructuring leads to the subjective experience of “Aha!”. Although this assumption is shared bymost insight theories, there is little empirical evidence for the connection between the necessity ofrestructuring an incorrect problem representation and the Aha! experience. Here, we demonstrat...

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10.1111/cogs.12771

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8094-0902
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Cognitive Science More from this journal
Volume:
43
Issue:
8
Article number:
e12771
Publication date:
2019-08-04
Acceptance date:
2019-06-14
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EISSN:
1551-6709
ISSN:
0364-0213
Language:
English
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pubs:1043459
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uuid:68772037-90b6-4a69-975b-a66098a037bc
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pubs:1043459
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1043459
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2019-08-14

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