A functional MRI study of high-level cognition. I. The game of chess.

@article{Atherton2003AFM,
  title={A functional MRI study of high-level cognition. I. The game of chess.},
  author={Michael Atherton and Jiancheng Zhuang and William M. Bart and Xiaoping Hu and Sheng He},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={26-31}
}
Chess is a game that involves many aspects of high level cognition and requires sophisticated problem solving skills. However, there is little understanding of the neural basis of chess cognition. This study employed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify cortical areas that are active during the analysis of chess positions compared with a spatial task with matched visual stimuli. Bilateral activation was revealed in the superior frontal lobes, the parietal lobes, and… CONTINUE READING
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