Here I discuss the science behind the sport of Chessboxing on Futureproof, Ireland’s NewsTalkScience program.
“Possibly the strangest hybrid ever invented, chessboxing is also among the most difficult sports in the world. Invented by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh and inspired by the French comic book ‘Le Froid Equateur’, it involves alternate rounds of chess and boxing. This Saturday at 6pm, we speak to Andrea Kuszewski about the effects of chessboxing on the brain, why it’s tough to concentrate on your rooks while your body is in fight-or-flight mode, and why chessboxing may be a tool to fight bullying.”
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