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Chess is a mental workout.
lol...now that's what I call research.
How about the sad souls who are playing chess right now?
Is oatmeal good for the colon?
The real question is: is your brain really good for chess?
i think my brain was not designed for chess but my brain loves to think, it is not good for me to be idle in thinking so i play lots of chess to not remain idle. my brain loves also to learn not only chess but other learning that is something new to me and to understand. the more you learn the more you understand of the world we are living in.but the more learn you become also ignorant as there are many things to learn and to conceptualize.
for optimizing good results for my body i teach my brain, sometimes its vice versa the way you have raise a question.
I just saw some great Pawn......moves. Brain activity, through the roof. I say yes!
do u think for ur brain or does it think for u?
Does your brain lives in a cage or a fish tank?
It's not true that "the more you learn the better you understand of the world we're living in".
It's not even true that the more you learn the better you get at learning - old people have learned a lot more than young people throughout their lives and yet aren't amazing at learning.
The only thing we can say for sure is that if you learn about something, you may understand it better and you may be able to better learn that specific subject later on due to your familiarity with it.
That's it. Let's forget all the bs and all the lies. You know, the worst lies are often those that people say or tell themselves that appear tame or harmless.
They put mice in a stimulating environment and the mice grew neurons and were a little smarter.... wow. The only reason this experiment works is because it is natural for mice to be in a stimulating environment, that's how they would be in the wild. If you over-stimulate them, they do not get any smarter. We are evolved to live in a completely different environment, and one that includes pretty much nothing like chess.
Maybe chess helps slightly, but I'm willing to bet that memorizing people's faces for example (a vastly more natural activity), would help the brain a lot more than chess.
Don't be fooled by the lies.
If you like chess and it stimulates you, good. If not, don't bother.
The point you're missing is supposedly the reason old people don't learn very well is because they spent their whole lives being fat, dumb, and happy, and not challenging their brains to learn anything new. Puzzles of all sorts, chess included, or anything that forces you to think is supposed to help your brain keep from going soft.
Sure, if you want to take the whole Taoist approach where the more you learn about some the less you understand about it's True nature. But honestly, otherwise this statement is self contradictory.
That's not a function of how much learning they've experienced, that's due to well known physiological decline.
I mostly agree... but some subjects do help in other areas not specifically related to that subject. As an easy example, maths and sciences help eachother even if just a little.
You were already on shaky ground saying knowledge/learning isn't useful beyond it's face value. Now you're building a whole theory on the only truly useful stimulus is stimulus we've evolved to specifically deal with, and I think that's absurd. At least give some kind of basis for this incredible claim.
I very much doubt it. Besides, in our "natural environment" we're geared for survival where it's not that useful to memorize faces. Maybe tracking food and recognizing predators, hunting, foreging for food and the like... but memorizing faces?
When you say "don't be fooled by the lies" if you mean that chess = intelligence then I whole heatedly agree... but then you surruond this with a lot of specious stuff yourself!
Yeah that's a good way to make conclusions, you should become a politician, they master in comparing apples with pears, lie without making it too obvious to the mass, pull some non existing statistics out of their high hats. I see faces every day and so does the cashier at the supermarket and guess what the memorising goes completely automatic, no skill required. Memorising faces happens in an other division of the brain then the part you play board games with. Trying to keep followers or all the people of entire countries stupid is also a goal of many political leaders.
I ain't one of them, therefore I can say: "The more you learn the more you know."
once you speak two languages easier you learn a third, once you speak three languages even easier you learn a fourth. The same goes for board games, computer programs, subjects at university etc etc.
Just don't wait till your 95 because the brain does age but can be kept younger by using it. If you don't believe that, hey, not my problem!
Dogs rely on their incredible sense of smell...not facial recognition.
Why do you guys know this?
http://www.ehow.com/how_6172873_prevent-senile-dementia.html Staying mentally active is mentioned here.
The more you learn, the more you realize that our world increasingly defies understanding. It is no coincidence that zombie apocalypse obsessions are such a large part of popular culture in Amerika.
These views have been around for a least 2000+ years. Very similar to the second coming of Christ, or the UFOs, who will either save us all, or destroy us all.
It's a pretty common theme in many belief systems.
Human society might "defie understanding," but the Natural World continues to be better understood all the time.
Too bad we hold the Social Sciences in such low regard, while the Natural Sciences get the big bucks.
Chess is just like anything else. Foods activities and whatever human do,
as long as you like it then it is good.
Too bad we hold Social Science in such low regard
I'm pretty sure I flunked that class.
by furtiveking a few minutes ago
My game agaist a 1814 fide rated guy at the tournament.
by theworldbutcher a few minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by mattyf9 a few minutes ago
What is you favorite thing about Carlsen?
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by Si-Eric 5 minutes ago
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
by pippy88 9 minutes ago
CHESScom: GR_OlegLider vs iza-slovenberg, Watch the game!!!
by BenedictHolmes 9 minutes ago
Defeated a 2730 player(FM Kulinarist)
by pippy88 13 minutes ago
Is this end position winning?
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