Influence of actual and virtual chess on neurophysiology and cognition

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Edwards, D.J., Beale, J. and Edwards, S.D. 2012. Influence of actual and virtual chess on neurophysiology and cognition. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences. 18 (4), pp. 769-779.
AuthorsEdwards, D.J., Beale, J. and Edwards, S.D.
Abstract

This study reports on a single case study experiment to investigate effects of actual and virtual chess on neurophysiology and cognition. Quantitative and qualitative results indicated that, compared to virtual and rest conditions, actual chess play was associated with significantly more stress, as indicated by increased pulse, skin conductance, respiration and subjective report. Compared to rest, both actual and virtual chess play were also associated with accelerated electrophysiology as evidenced in increased sensory-motor region, beta and gamma activity, as required in the cognitive activity of planning and processing the consequences and sequels of alternative chess moves. Integrative findings have valuable implications for future neurophysiologic, neuropsychological and cognitive psychological assessment and training of players, clinicians and researchers.

JournalAfrican Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences
Journal citation18 (4), pp. 769-779
ISSN1117-4315
Year2012
PublisherLAM Publications Limited
Web address (URL)https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajpherd/article/view/83841
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Print01 Dec 2012
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Deposited24 Aug 2017
Copyright information© 2012 LAM Publications Limited
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