What chess does to our brain Part 1
I have found and expanded an explanation of the impact chess has on our brain. It is quite intresting. Comment after and Enjoy!!!! Also, if there is enough demand for part 2, it should come out by 4PM (GMT) tommorow! Comment if you want part 2
Chess is a thinking game. It will expand your mind but will not expand your brain. It only creates a bigger memory area in your mind.
Chess expands your mind but does not expand your brain. Does this statement sound contradictory to you? Think again. Brain and mind and two different ingredients of a single entity. Without one the other cannot function and vice versa. For example, when you say computer, you will immediately think of two things that go into the computer, the hardware and the software – is it not?
If the head that includes the skull is the computer, then brain is the hardware and the mind is the software. Hope this example will help you realize the subtle difference between the brain and the mind.
As scientists have found and established, the brain comes fully grown at the time of birth itself. The only part that never grows physically since birth is the brain. The brain contains billions of neurons or brain cells. These individual brain cells or neurons establish connections between themselves over the first six years of child. Then, these connections, if not used by the person, will fade out and start shedding from the age of 15. The old adage – “If you do not use it, you lose it” applies to the brain perfectly. If a person does not use his brain or in other words, does not make use of the connections created by the neurons, then these connections fade out after a period and will fall down. May be inadequate use of the brain and their innumerable connections between neurons effectively is the cause for diseases like dementia, Alzheimer and such other diseases at the old age.