Selecting the Better Model by Using Data, Occam's Razor, and a Little Common Sense: Reply to Ericsson


Robert W. Howard, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.



The issue is which model, practice-alone or innate talent affecting learning speed and limiting asymptotic performance level, better accounts for expertise development in international chess. The innate talent model does much better by the usual criteria. A study to determine what innate talent for chess might consist is now needed. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.