Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The CHREST model of active perception and its role in problem solving

Peter C. R. Lane a1, Peter C-H. Cheng a1 and Fernand Gobet a1
a1 ESRC Centre for Research in Development, Instruction and Training, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom


We discuss the relation of the Theory of Event Coding (TEC) to a computational model of expert perception, CHREST, based on the chunking theory. TEC's status as a verbal theory leaves several questions unanswerable, such as the precise nature of internal representations used, or the degree of learning required to obtain a particular level of competence: CHREST may help answer such questions.