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La Laguna University
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 13:11
Chess not only develops what we can call "pure intelligence", but also many psychological skills. This is the conclusion of recent research by three psychologists of La Laguna (Tenerife) University. Lots of scientific research on chess has been done since Adriaan de Groot's groundbreaking work in 1946, Het denken van den Schaker, een experimenteel...
'10 big brain benefits of playing chess'
Monday, April 02, 2012 15:18
Not for nothing is chess known as "the game of kings." No doubt the rulers of empires and kingdoms saw in the game fitting practice for the strategizing and forecasting they themselves were required to do when dealing with other monarchs and challengers. As we learn more about the brain, some are beginning to push for chess to be reintroduced as a...
The power of adapting
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 12:53
After becoming a bit depressed this week by reading such chess headlines as Billboard hero Magnus Carlsen blundering and former Soviet hero Mikhail Gorbachev having a friendly meeting with Gadaffi supporter Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, I decided to turn my attention to more interesting news about chess and science. After all, the fact that male behaviour...