HInsurance -Brain study of shogi players reveals new insights into intuitive strategy decision-making

We often make strategic decisions intuitively – before evaluating all our options. For example, in games of strategy, players quickly adopt a stance of attack or defense. Exactly how this occurs, is not clear to brain researchers. Now, an imaging study of people playing the Japanese chess game shogi reveals some new clues about this intuitive strategy decision process. Researchers found that different regions of the brain separately encoded the values of offensive and defensive…

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