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Frontal Lobe Function in Chess Players

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Author(s): Majid Nejati | Vahid Nejati

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 50;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 311;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Frontal Lobe Function | Executive Function | Chess Players

ABSTRACT
Chess is considered as a cognitive game because of severe engagement of the mental resources during playing. The purpose of this study is evaluation of frontal lobe function of chess players with matched non-players. Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) data showed no difference between the player and non-player groups in preservation error and completed categories but surprisingly showed significantly lower grade of the player group in correct response. Our data reveal that chess players don't have any preference in any stage of Stroop test. Chess players don't have any preference in selective attention, inhibition and executive cognitive function. Chess players' have lower shifting abilities than non-players.
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