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Are video games good or bad for you?
Short answer: yes, if you are using them strategically.
A 2015 study from the University of California compared gamers versus non-gamers.
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.
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...
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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