here are countless studies that conclude that the practice of chess has a direct influence in the development of intelligence in many parameters, including of course the emotional intelligence, and contributes very efficiently to multiple cognitive capacities development.
Indeed, we have always known that chess contributes to improving attention, concentration, memory, calculation, spatial vision or evaluating scenarios for decision making.
Further, it has also been proven that playing chess directly impacts creativity, inventiveness, or imagination.
Studies show that during a chess match both brain hemispheres are engaged. The left hemisphere identifies chess pieces, while the right hemisphere recognizes patterns or possible moves. Not only does chess encourage learning modalities, but it also enhances creative development.
CHESS LIKE EDUCATIONAL TOOL
For some time now, and with a strong increasing tendency, chess is being used as an educational resource into schools throughout the world. In many of them, it is a mandatory subject within the school curriculum.
Playing chess regularly trains the mind to think in an organized manner, it positively impacts general academic performance; particularly, in mathematics and reading comprehension.
Ultimately, the goal is to apply chess as a powerful educational tool in service of school-age children, but also for alternative groups that may need cognitive training for therapeutic or preventive purposes, such as patients with ADHD, Autism, Asperger syndrome, and other special educational needs.
“Educating people, not champions.”