A functional MRI study of high-level cognition. I. The game of chess. Atherton, M., Zhuang, J., Bart, W. M, Hu, X., & He, S. Cognitive Brain Research, 16(1):26–31, 2003.
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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. Seven male novice chess players, all right handed and aged between 24 and 33 yrs, participated in the study. Bilateral activation was revealed in the superior frontal lobes, the parietal lobes, and occipital lobes. Some small areas of activation were observed unilaterally in the left hemisphere. The left hemisphere showed more activation than the right. Results are discussed in relation to a similar brain imaging study on the game Go. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2003 APA, all rights reserved) Record 2 of 2 in PsycINFO 2003/01-2003/04
@article{atherton_functional_2003,
	title = {A functional {MRI} study of high-level cognition. {I}. {The} game of chess},
	volume = {16},
	abstract = {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. Seven male novice chess players, all right handed and aged between 24 and 33 yrs, participated in the study. Bilateral activation was revealed in the superior frontal lobes, the parietal lobes, and occipital lobes. Some small areas of activation were observed unilaterally in the left hemisphere. The left hemisphere showed more activation than the right. Results are discussed in relation to a similar brain imaging study on the game Go. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2003 APA, all rights reserved) Record 2 of 2 in PsycINFO 2003/01-2003/04},
	number = {1},
	journal = {Cognitive Brain Research},
	author = {Atherton, Michael and Zhuang, Jiancheng and Bart, William M and Hu, Xiapoing and He, Sheng},
	year = {2003},
	pages = {26--31},
}

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