Advances in Health Sciences Education

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 141–161

Cognitive Flexibility in Medicine: An Application to the Recognition and Understanding of Hypertension

  • Richard L. Coulson
  • Paul J. Feltovich
  • Rand J. Spiro
basic science approach clinical approach Cognitive Flexibility Theory cognitive flexibility complex knowledge structures domain complexity hypertension learning failures non-linear relationships 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Coulson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paul J. Feltovich
    • 2
  • Rand J. Spiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of MedicineSouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondale
  2. 2.Cognitive Science Division, Department of Medical Education, School of MedicineSouthern Illinois UniversitySpringfield
  3. 3.Center for the Study of Reading, Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

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