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 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]


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.