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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.
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.
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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. Hence, playing video games can help your child become a good problem-solver .
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.