The strategy game of chess could promote child brain development and instruction of more mentally active children.
In theory, the game may delay the appearance and development of Alzheimer’s disease. Memory is a training process and often times a blurred memory is sought by the nervous system through alternative paths in order to find that stored information.
When the central nervous system and memory work properly, the neural connections in the brain are being “drawn and established” thanks to training, and we are able to easily reach that stored memory:
“During childhood, the central nervous system has a tremendous learning capacity. A child exposed to chess or video games is able to develop mental strategies to solve a particular problem”, said Rosalinda Guevara Guzmán, researcher at Faculty of Medicine.
That is to say, a child may be taught the best strategies in order to achieve a result, and therefore, he will know how and where that information is stored. Thus, strategies used to win over an opponent during a game of chess, are the same strategies he will used to achieve other goals.
Chess specifically may promote child brain development and instruction of more mentally active children, with tools to solve problems.
We could perform a comparative research at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) involving young people who play chess frequently. “ For instance, this could show their ability to solve tests, and demonstrate if chess has in any way influenced their cognitive development. This may be a variable among many others; therefore, success achieved by students must be compared and measured in order to see its relevance”.