Thanks for the info. Yes, very interested. The book sounds fascinating, and I just purchased a digital copy.If you are interested in stuff like this, I much recommend the book "The Sports Gene" if you haven't read it yet. It details the story of Albert Pujols - one of baseball's greatest hitters in his time - who was completely blown away by a softball pitcher throwing underhand. Upon goading by Barry Bonds, the same pitcher, throwing underhand, demolished him with pitches traveling about 68mph, well below what these two were subject to in overhand pitches in MLB. How is that possible? The book offers this thesis before explaining the rest: "It's because the only way to hit a ball traveling at high speed is to be able to see into the future, and when a baseball player faces a softball pitcher, he is stripped of his crystal ball."
It's been a while since I've read it, but I do believe it covers the chess story as well.
As for me, I guess I'm what this would call kinesthetic? I need to go through the experience of something to really get a handle on it. Worst thing for me is being handed instructions and just left alone - I often have too many questions and confusions.