Cognitive scientist, Professor @ Geisinger ADMI, author 'The Invisible Gorilla,' occasional essayist, chess master, poker amateur, game player, Knack advisor

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@cfchabris — 7,148 followers, 3,556 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

“I was a special case because I was brought up in an environment where there was no sense of difference between being a boy or a girl. We were just encouraged to pursue things that interested us.”

Nov 18, 2017

“To the query ‘Why are Komodo dragons endangered?’ the featured answer was volcanoes, fire and tourism. The source? A Canadian elementary school student’s report posted online. Komodo dragons aren’t endangered.”

Nov 17, 2017

@SichuLu @JonathanLWai No, almost all of chess ability is general, not opponent-specific.

Nov 17, 2017

@DrTimony A better approach for the entire piece would have been: He “succeeded” at 11 of 11 challenges. Why did he fail so miserably in the 12th? And what does it all mean in light of the science of human learning and performance, and the nature of the game of chess?

Nov 17, 2017

@gjcampitelli Yeah, there are some howlers in there, unfortunately. In reality he never had a chance and probably played about as well as a person with one month of study would have. Chess is hard.

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