The Intuitive Practitioner

Lars Björklund
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, University of Linköping, Sweden

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:4, s. 25-34

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In recent years the interest in expertise and proficiency has been raising; in educational research; knowledge management as well as in cognitive science. The expert’s know how or procedural knowledge is often hidden even for him or her self; it is tacit. ”We can know more than we can tell”.(Polanyi; 1967) This paper is an “Integrative research review”; trying to show new aspects of experience-based learning and the development of expertise. Several new results from brain imaging studies and from neuropsychology gives reason to believe that experts utilize nondeclarative; implicit memories to perform better. These results delivers new ways of understanding how experts perceive; assess; decide and take action.


Learning; Situated knowledge; Pattern recognition; Tacit knowledge; Intuition


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