The Enchantment of Chess: Psychology – Beauty – Art – Metaphor (English Edition) – Kindle Edition
by Ivano E. Pollini
December 16, 2014
Chess is an exemplary manifestation of human thought and the intellectual game par excellence. It is one of the most difficult and demanding games known to man and has been studied from the perspective of both psychology and cognitive science. Chess presents a universe of its own, one in which each player discovers new aspects and resolves new issues. Although chess has a basic competitive structure, it presents a meditative aspect together with a symbolism which has remained unchanged over the centuries. The game may serve to transmit specific messages as well as assist in the development of mental abilities. In conclusion, chess has become over the ages, a metaphor to illustrate abstract ideas and complex systems, as well as an effective tool for psychologists and cognitive scientists for the study and better understanding of the mind and the human brain.
Ivano E. Pollini was for about twenty years Researcher at the National Research Council, Roma and Professor of Physics at the University of Milan from 1978 until 2008. He learned the moves of chess at the age of 12 years and is still playing nowadays. Besides being a keen chess player, he has over the time become a scholar and interpreter of the spirit of the game in all its manifestations, from the historical, philosophical, psychological and symbolic aspects related to our everyday life. He is a member of the Academy of Chess in Milano and a player for correspondence since 2011.
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