SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Dr. John Gray
is one of the leading experts in brain chemistry and has written / lectured / sang from roof-tops about the relationship between nutrition and the brain. In particular, about the role of hormones and how they affect our personal relationships.
When we are under stress the adrenal gland produces lots of cortisol
, which is a bad thing if we find ourselves constantly under stress. This probably explains why chess players have so many failed-relationships. Having too much cortisol in our bodies for long periods of time also reduces our ability to retrieve and process information stored in our memory. We begin to rely on short-term memory for most of our activities and become more easily victims of mood swings, depression and tend to focus on the negative..
Come to think of this, cortisol might go a long way to explain what is wrong with the chess community (!) and why there is such a gap between chess players and chess politicians. But I am getting ahead of myself: this blog article is about brain chemistry and nutrition. ENJOY the following video by the good doctor….