Cognitive psychologists have long argued about the reality and significance of the distinction between well-structured and ill-structured problems. Laboratory problems are usually well-structured, whereas real-world problems have both well-structured and ill-structured components. This article shows how the neuropsychological data reinforce this distinction and suggests how this distinction may help to explain a puzzle about discontinuous performance of some neurological patients in laboratory and real-world problem situations.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2010|
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