How Chess Awakens Your Brain

 

Chess Builds Problem Solving Abilities

“Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, one which develops mental abilities used throughout life: concentration, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving, pattern recognition, strategic planning, creativity, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, to name a few.” –Edutech Chess

 

Chess Improves Emotional Intelligence

 

Chess Improves Critical Thinking Skills

Chess improves the ability to think critically. Players are required to think fast and solve problems as they play. This type of play leads to analytical thinking and develops the ability to anticipate and evaluate future scenarios. In some instances, the development of critical thinking skills led to better performance on standardized tests.

 

Chess Preserves Mental Acuity

To get the most benefit from a physical workout, you need to exercise both the left and right sides of your body. Studies show that in order to play chess well, a player must develop and utilize his or her brain’s left hemisphere, which deals with object recognition, as well as right hemisphere, which deals with pattern recognition. Over time, thanks to the rules and technique involved in the game, playing chess will effectively exercise and develop not one but both sides of your brain.

 

 

Chess Improves Mathematical Skills

Math is about pattern-recognition, logic, and the ability to play around with variables in your head, all of which chess is known to improve.

 

Chess Builds Greater Creativity

Because chess requires extensive use of the brain’s right hemisphere, the game enhances creativity. A longitudinal study indicated that chess playing fosters various types of creativity, including originality.

 

Chess Teaches Logic and Efficiency

Chess teaches logic because you have the constraints of the board and pieces, and efficiency because you’re playing competitively against an opponent with the same resources and same goal. This fosters thinking directly about the problem at hand and using the simplest solution to solve a complex problem.

 

Chess Teaches The Importance of Planning (And Consequences)

Every move in chess should lead to your goal, but it is rare that your goal will be reached without planning ahead and heeding the consequences of each action.

 

Chess Eases anxiety

Chess requires concentration. Players often find that this concentration facilitates centeredness and calmness. Playing daily helps to manage anxiety and other turbulent emotions.

 

 

Chess Teaches Patience and Perseverance

Building and executing a strategy some times requires one to be still and wait for the right moment.

 

Chess Teaches Increases Broader Perspective

 

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