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To my knowledge there hasn't been a study of the top players.  Back in the 90s a US study used fMRI to look at the neural activity of chess players.  I don't know anymore that than.  A 2003 (?) US study used fMRI to look at novice chess players, I don't remember anything other than the obvious being reported.

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by ATinNM on Wed Oct 30th, 2013 at 01:01:40 PM EST
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