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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 [...]

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Chess grandmasters use twice the brain

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 11th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Chess grandmasters use twice the brain