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Title: Can a 150-year-old British detective help modern cognitive psychology?
Authors: Didierjean, A
Gobet, F
Keywords: expertise;Shelock Holmes;literary citations;cognition;deduction;explanation;abduction;reasoning
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: British Psychological Society
Citation: The Psychologist (in press)
Abstract: The last decade has witnessed a considerable amount of research aimed at understanding the cognitive mechanisms underpinning expert behaviour. In a recent article, we evaluated the progress made through the eyes of an outstanding, albeit fictional, expert: Sherlock Holmes (Didierjean & Gobet, 2008). The aim of the present article is twofold: to reflect on the different ways literary citations can be used, and to illustrate to what extent the study of Sherlock Holmes can help us make progress in the understanding of experts’ cognition.
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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