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Prof Fernand Gobet Ph.D.

Professor Psychological Sciences

Research

Research Interest 1

My research spans cognitive science, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, education, and philosophy. It is centred around the development of the CHREST (Chunks Hierarchies and REtrieval STructures) architecture. CHREST has been applied to chess expertise, concept formation, the acquisition of multiple diagrammatic representations, and the acquisition of syntax and of vocabulary. I'm also interested in the methodology of developing computational models.

I'm trying to understand the mechanisms underlying the acquisition of expertise, with a special focus on learning, memory, perception and attention processes in skilled individuals. This interest in understanding expertise has also led me to research individual differences and teaching and training methods in education.

My research uses experimental investigations, computer simulations, and theoretical investigations.

For details on my research, please see http://www.chrest.info/fg/home.htm

Research Grants

Developing a psychologically realistic generalisation mechanism within MOSAIC

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

July 2012 - June 2015

The Centre for Language and Communicative Development.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

November 2014 - October 2024

Automatic Generation of Scientific Theories.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

August 2013 - February 2015