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Some ideas highlighting the fine line between the brain of a gamer vs. the one of a non-gamer. I have also created a video on this: Speed & Agility - The Key to Getting More Done https://youtu.be/OtpIdRNUMKM

The Surprising Benefits of Gaming

The Surprising Benefits of Gaming

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The Surprising Benefits of Gaming

Are video games good or bad for you?

Short answer: yes, if you are using them strategically.

  • Video games improve our memory and visual navigational system
  • Video games help improve our pr...

A gamer's brain

A 2015 study from the University of California compared gamers versus non-gamers.

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People who played 3D games performed better at memory tasks than people who played 2D games like Angry Birds and people who didn't ply any games at all.

Video games help improve our problem-solving ability

A 2013 longitudinal study revealed that people who played strategic video games had better problem-solving skills which also correlated with improved grades in school.

Gamers are better at allocating attention

Dr. Daphne Beverly ran a functional MRI study into the me...

A study from the University of Montréal reveals this.

They split up adults between the ages of 55 and 75 into 3 groups.

Group 1 was trained on video games like Super Mario 64.

Group 2 had piano lessons.

Group 3 had nothing.

The study found that an increase in brain m...

A study from New Zealand used a specially designed game called Sparks to help teenagers dealing with depression.

They found that the remission rate was significantly higher in the Sparks arm, 43,7% than in the 'treatment as usual arm' 26,7.

Translation Teenagers who played video games...

Gaming can improve social life

A 2017 UK study showed that a sample of 708 people who played Massively Multiplayer Online Games like World of Warcraft, found various psycho-social benefits like increased self-esteem and social competence.

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