Wikipedia Wednesday: Judit Polgár
Judit Polgár (born July 23, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. She is by far the strongest female chess player in history. In 1991, Polgár achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, the youngest person ever to do so at that time. An impressive feat made more interesting by the fact that she and her sister were “were part of an educational experiment carried...
Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain
Here comes the Matrix. It may someday be possible to use brain technology to learn to play the piano, reduce mental stress, or even master kung fu with little or no conscious effort. Lead author and BU neuroscientist Takeo Watanabe says in a statement: “Adult early visual areas are sufficiently plastic to cause visual perceptual learning.” from The Atlantic.