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21 January 2011

Experts' brains work differently than amateurs'

Your brain may change once you become an expert at something, researchers report, adding that years of daily practise appears to have rewired the brains of professional chess players.

In a finding that suggests your brain changes once you become an expert at something, Japanese researchers report that years of daily practise appear to have rewired the brains of professional shogi players.

Senior study author Keiji Tanaka, deputy director of the institute and head of the Cognitive Brain Mapping Laboratory, said the experts' unique brain circuitry enabled them to have "superior intuitive problem-solving capabilities."

Experts are more intuitive

 
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