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Friday, July 22, 2011

What chess does to your brain?

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Hi everyone,

Here is another fascinating study from Psychology Today. Susan R. Barry, Ph.D. in Eyes on the Brain writes: If you were to investigate the brain of a chess expert, where would you look? Would you look in an area of the bottom of the brain, called the fusifrom face area (FFA), which is thought to be important for facial as opposed to object recognition? This does not sound like a region that would be involved in playing chess!

Indeed, there is something so science-like, art-like and undefinable that chess has continued to fascinate us through generations. Read the full article at this link.

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