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This post was created by a member of the Public Access community. It has not been edited for accuracy or truthfulness and does not reflect the opinions of Engadget or its editors. Contrary to the traditional belief that gaming is merely an addictive source of entertainment and diversion, recent research has proved that gaming has numerous benefits and key among them, is the development of cognitive skills in both children and adults. Just as physical exercise helps in improving and strengthening your muscles, cognitive games help to indulge one's brain in constant stimulation, thus improving the brain's performance. The following are some of the cognitive benefits of playing video games. Improves coordination When an adult or child is playing a video game, he or she is not only staring at the computer inactively.
By: Vince May 9, AM. In fact, several studies which we'll get to in a second support the findings. But yes, real research from credible sources has shown that playing video games actually does have health benefits—both for the brain and the body. To start, recent studies completed by several noted research and scientific organizations have proven that playing video games could help improve the quality of life for the disabled and mentally ill. Hedwig-Krankenhaus in Berlin, Germany, found that playing video increases grey matter basically, the size of your brain and helps refine learned and hardwired skills. The study also reinforces the claim that, like exercise, playing games for as little as 30 minutes a day, can improve your life. Read here for other video game trivia and facts.
Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection between violence and video games hint: there isn't any , numerous academic studies indicate that playing video games has many psychological and even physical benefits. To better understand how video games affect the brain, German researchers conducted a study , which was released this week. They asked 23 adults with a median age of 25 to play "Super Mario 64" for 30 minutes a day over a period of two months. A separate control group did not play video games at all. Examining the brains of the two groups using an MRI machine, they found that the gaming group had a rise in gray matter in the right hippocampus, right prefrontal cortex and the cerebellum -- areas of the brain responsible for spatial navigation, memory formation, strategic planning and fine motor skills in the hands.
Benefits of Video Games
Complex, challenging, and ambitious, video games have come a long way since the simple arcade titles of the s—and evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and improved hand-eye coordination. In honor of National Video Game Day today , here are 15 ways games are programming better people. While you may think you want your surgeon reading up on the latest medical research instead of playing games, you might want to reconsider: a study of laparoscopic small incision specialists found that those who played for more than three hours per week made 32 percent fewer errors during practice procedures compared to their non-gaming counterparts.
Are you worried about the negative influence of video games on your child? Do you feel that video games may lead to violent and unruly behavior, and affect his scores at school? If you nodded along, we strongly advise you to read the post below. It is easy to point fingers at video games for promoting aggressive behavior in children. And yes you read that one right. Here, we look at some of the positive effects of video games on children.
Jump to navigation. You know all those people that told you that video games are bad for you? They were wrong. Read this to find out more. For years video games have been criticised for making people more antisocial, overweight or depressed. But now researchers are finding that games can actually change us for the better and improve both our body and mind. Games can help to develop physical skills.
And what if you entered a working world only to discover that your employer required — encouraged and required — you to allot some time each week for playing video games because it helps you to be a more productive and focused employee? While professional video gaming is out for most of us, there are a lot of non-professionals out there, and they are not exactly spring chickens. The average age of a gamer is 33, and that factoid alone explodes the myth that video games are not the sole purview of teenagers and kids. Fact: gamers do not have the attention span of goldfish; they are really good at tracking data, meaning they are better than non-gamers at quickly parsing though mass amounts of information to identify specific data points. When compared to non-gamer brain images there was no ambiguity: gamer brains were faster and more efficient. In contrast, Dr.