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Chess Experts' Brains Work Differently

Two new studies, one in Science and one in PLoS One, which were released in the last few days, delve into how experts at chess and other board games process information and generate the ideas for their moves. The PLoS One study by researchers in Germany found that chess experts use both sides of their [...]

By |January 25th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Chess Experts' Brains Work Differently

Expert chess players use twice the brain: Study

A new study has revealed that expert chess players engage both sides of their brains when plotting their next move. To evaluate the brain activity in players of differing ability, Merim Bilalic at the University of Tubingen in Germany studied the brains of eight international chess players and eight amateurs. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, [...]

By |January 12th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Expert chess players use twice the brain: Study

Chess players get brain 'boost'

It may take years of hard work to become a chess grandmaster, but it gives a real boost to the brain – for working out chess problems, at least. It seems expert chess players use both sides of their brain to process chess tasks, rather than just one. Merim Bilalic at the University of Tübingen [...]

By |January 12th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Chess players get brain 'boost'