Health benefits of brain games

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Roger Lancaster
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Re: Health benefits of brain games

Post by Roger Lancaster » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:53 pm

I don't find the scientific evidence conclusive but I feel about this rather as I feel about wearing masks during the current pandemic - while it's uncertain that there's any benefit, it's unlikely that it can be detrimental.

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Re: Health benefits of brain games

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm

Maybe just as wearing masks makes many people "feel" safer, an interest in chess makes them "feel" smarter?
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Re: Health benefits of brain games

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:50 am

I had a head transplant when I was in my 50s. When I recovered I felt well old and was rubbish at everything. Then I started playing chess and got real good at it. Within 6 months I got to the level where I would never leave my queen en prise for more than 30 moves and if given more than half an hour I can find a mate in one everytime. Beyond the chess board I'm still rubbish at everything but at least I got real good at chess.

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