“Video games may do the aging brain good”
I found an article that discusses how some video games may be beneficial to the brain! Maybe with this study we can convince people that it’s ok to play a PSP or DS during classes and at business meetings. =]
by Amy Norton, NEW YORK (Reuters Health)
In a study of 40 adults in their 60s and 70s, researchers found that those who learned to play a strategy-heavy video game improved their scores on a number of tests of cognitive function.
Men and women who trained in the game for about a month showed gains in tests of memory, reasoning and the ability to “multi-task.”
The findings suggest that video games that keep players “on their toes” might help older adults keep their brains sharp, the researchers report in the journal Psychology and Aging.
This is the first published study to suggest as much, so it’s important not to overstate the findings, said senior researcher Dr. Arthur F. Kramer, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Still, he told Reuters Health, the results are “very promising,” as they suggest that… (Full Story)”