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1/4 Here we go! Chess eats your 🧠 gray matter!
"Grey matter volume and cortical thickness were reduced in chess players compared with those of control men in the occipitotemporal junction and precunei." #Chess #chesspunks #NorwayChess Image
2/4 Chess is a silent "killer" of 🧠 cortex locally.

💡Who holds the record for the thinnest 🧠 cortex among chess players in history? Will collective chess 🧠 solve this mystery despite the thinning? Retweet! 🔁
#Chess #chesspunks #brain #neuroscience #NorwayChess ImageImage
3/4 🧩 Stay tuned for more revelations from a treasure trove of almost 1000 scientific papers exploring the mental and other challenges of chess players. As a chess player myself, I hope for 1 or 2 papers highlighting the benefits of the game. #Chess #chesspunks #NorwayChess 🔁 Image
🧩Other changes were also observed.
🧩Cause or consequence of #chess training?
🧩The 1st study showing differences in grey and white matter morphology between chess players and control subjects.
The study: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
#Chess #NorwayChess #brain #chesspunks🔁 Image

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1/ "Fits at Chess" might seem like a punchline, but it's a real health concern 🧠. I've been exploring research papers on the negative effects of #Chess on well-being, societies, and ecosystems, and found the first report of chess triggering #epilepsy from 1965. #NorwayChess Image
2/ These cases fall into a category of reflex #epilepsy - seizures are activated by specific, identifiable triggers. Such triggers can be external (flashing lights, hot water 🚿), internal (emotions, thought 💭), or a mix of both.
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3/ Among reflex #epilepsies, the most common are those triggered by visual stimuli or light changes (1 in 4,000). Much rarer triggers include eating 🍎, music 🎵(1:10 M), writing ✍️, orgasm 💋 and even lying. #Chess, other #boardgames, and #cards can also trigger seizures. Image
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#AI #ArtificialIntelligence #courses 3/3 🚀
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Course objectives:
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It only takes an hour to get the fundamental concepts! 🕐. Afterward, check out an insightful presentation from OpenAI, a competitor of Google, on the training and application of LLMs. #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #ChatGPT 3/3 🧠🚀
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