In a comment on the last post, Mouse warned against the phenomenon of memorization.
In the past we had a lot of discussions about this subject. For example here and here.
But now I am working with CTS, I ask myself: Is it possible to memorize a problem without recognizing the pattern? And further: is a problem really stored in two ways in the brain and in two places? First as a memorized problem and second as a stored pattern?
That doesn't look very likely. Because the brain is very efficient.
Mouse supposed: "the issue is recognizing patterns in unknown positions".
I have seen no convincing prove yet that it is actual possible to recognize a pattern in an unknown position.
In my post no presents given I tried to tell about this.
Take for instance the two following diagrams:
Black to move
This one costed me 10 seconds
White to move
This one I could not find in 3 minutes
Both diagrams contain the same theme.
A queen sacrifice followed by a knightfork.
The first diagram costed me 10 seconds.
For the second diagram I had to look at the solution after 3 minutes thinking and finding no clue.
I encountered far better examples than these, but this will give you the main idea.
Why does my brain think that these two patterns have nothing to do with each other?
Of course we can recognize a rabbit in a cloud. Even if we have never seen that cloud before. But here the patterns seem to have to be far much closer to each other, before the brains recognize it as the same pattern.
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