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Expert Chess Players Show Different Brain Activity

Posted on: Friday, 21 January 2011, 05:55 CST Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered evidence that professional players of a chesslike board game known as shogi have brains that show marked activity in two areas that are less active in amateur players.The professional players use different parts of their brains, [...]

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Chess experts use brain differently than amateurs

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Experts use different parts of their brains than amateurs, maximizing intuition, goal-seeking and pattern-recognition, said a study out Thursday that examined players of shogi, or Japanese chess. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to compare the brain activity of amateurs and professionals who were presented with various shogi board patterns and [...]

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