Video-games are a brain exercise1 min read

Finally, science tells us computer games are good. For example, kids who play computer games 3 hours a day compared to those who do not play, demonstrate better working memory & impulse control. So adults should play too either to be on par with their offspring or just to improve their cognitive abilities a bit.

  1. Meta-analysis of action video game impact on perceptual, attentional, and cognitive skills” (Bediou et al, DOI: 10.1037/bul0000130)
  2. Association of video gaming with cognitive performance among children” (Chaarani et al, DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.35721)
  3. «Cognitive effects of video games in older adults and their moderators: a systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression» (Mansor et al)

Now for the older adults (60+ years old) — computer VR-games have positive influences on cognition, memory, and depression.

«Virtual Reality Exergames for Improving Older Adults’ Cognition and Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials» (Hsin-Yen Yen et al, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.03.009)

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