POWER OF CHESS
The brain is an example of "if you don't use it, you lose it,"
Scientists have found the neurological equivalent of an untoned body
could lead to a drastic dulling of cerebral powers.
Chess improves areas of your brain across the two hemispheres. Consider:
(1) Chess involves all levels of critical thinking, including:
a) Knowledge, b) Comprehension, c) Analysis, d) Evaluation.
(2) Chess requires forethought and cultivates visualization skills.
(3) Chess improves problem-solving skills.
(4) Chess encourages people to overcome the fear of risk taking.
(5) Chess teaches concentration and self-discipline.
(6) Chess enables people to assume responsibility for their decisions.
(7) Chess rewards determination and perseverance.
(8) Chess raises self-esteem and promotes good sportsmanship.
(9) Chess encourages socialization skills that extend across cultures and generations.