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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 [...]

By |January 20th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Chess experts use brain differently than amateurs

These Pittsburgh chess players are hip to the squares

Sports NFL playoffs: Give me a 2, give me a 6 Picture this: a pair of No. 6 seeds in the Super Bowl. The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers sure like that scenario, and it's impossible to ignore them after this weekend's divi ... Ryan, N.Y. stun Brady, Patriots Bears advance to meet [...]

By |January 17th, 2011|news|Comments Off on These Pittsburgh chess players are hip to the squares