Today, I visited the Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center (Department of Radiology and Psychology – Center for Neurology and Behavior) in New York. I met with Dr. Joy Hirsch (Professor of Psychology and Functional Neuroradiology and Director of fMRI Research Center).
She spent several hours conducting and analyzing various fMRI tests with my brain using state of the art technology. The finding was fascinating! The results clearly showed that when I analyze chess positions, both my right and left brain were functioning in full force. This finding decisively confirms that chess as an activity connects the right and left side of the brain.