The St. Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center has a fabulous research portal that includes summaries and analyses of quite a collection of research on the benefits of chess. Here, you can see the post they wrote summarizing the IES-funded research on which we have been collaborating.
In this video, Dr. Zewelanji Serpell discusses our research collaboration with Dr. Ellefson from the University of Cambridge and Dr. Serpell from Virginia Commonwealth University. The research project focuses on whether executive functions such as the ability to focus, plan ahead, and switch between tasks can be improved by playing chess. Learn more here.
Interested in learning more about some exciting new chess research? Chesskid.com just published a summary of the presentation by Amanda Aldercotte, one of the graduate students who worked on the IES funded collaborative research project presented at the Chess in Schools and Communities chess conference in London, UK, you can read it here. Continue reading “Chess Research ~ Thinking about Chess as a Way to Improve Cognitive Skills”
If you are looking for a accessible, but scholarly review of the research on the potential benefits of chess, you can find it on the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. The review includes the strengths and weaknesses of the various studies included as well as a nice executive summary of their results.