Remapping the brain

The Brain That Remade Itself

I put my hand on a bishop and slide it several squares before moving it back. “Should I move a different piece instead?” I wonder to myself. “You have to move that piece if you’ve touched it,” my opponent says, flashing a wry grin. Fine. I move the bishop. It’s becoming increasingly obvious to me now — I’m going to lose a game of chess to a 12-year-old. My opponent is Tanner Collins, a seventh-grade student growing up in a Pittsburgh suburb. Besides playing chess, Collins likes building with Legos. ….[READ]