3 ways the chess can help to increase cognition
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
What is chess but competitive problem solving? Both you and your opponent have the same goal in mind, place the opponent’s King in check, and the same resources to do so.
Chess Improves Children’s Cognition
Countless studies have been done on the effect of playing chess on children’s development. The results?
Regarding research involving a group of 10 year olds receiving structured chess instruction, “. . . we have scientific support for what we have known all along–chess makes kids smarter!”
Chess Improves Verbal Skills
Yes, verbal skills. Dr. Albert Frank studied children receiving chess instruction for two hours a week. A game that is largely language-independent can improve verbal skills by exercising functions of the brain related to language, such as logic.