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40 hours of playing violent videos actually IMPROVED the sight of young gamers

40 hours of playing violent videos actually IMPROVED the sight of young gamers | Benefits of Videogames | Scoop.it

Parents of young children might find it hard to believe, but playing video games could be good for your eyes.

 

Just ten hours of gaming for four weeks dramatically improved the vision of young men and women who as babies were almost blind.

 

After 40 hours of playing a violent video game, they were able to read two extra lines on an eye chart.

 

The simple but effective treatment was devised by Daphne Maurer, of McMaster University in Canada.


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Video Games Can Enhance Certain Cognitive Skills

Video Games Can Enhance Certain Cognitive Skills | Benefits of Videogames | Scoop.it

Playing video games for an hour a day can improve performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes, according to a new study.

 

While previous studies have reported that action games can improve cognitive skills, the researchers say their study is the first to compare several video games and show that different skills can be improved by playing different games.

 

The researchers explain that, much like muscles that can be trained with repetitive actions, repeated use of certain cognitive processes in video games can improve performance on other tasks as well.


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Josué Cardona's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:42 PM

According to this study, researchers found that you can use specific games to improve specific skills, which can then be useful outside of the games.

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5 More Reasons Video Games Are Actually Good for You

5 More Reasons Video Games Are Actually Good for You | Benefits of Videogames | Scoop.it

This is a follow-up article to a previous piece titled "5 Reasons Video Games Are Actuallly Good for You." The topics and research covered in this article are: Kids Who Play Video Games Are More Creative, Girls Who Play Video Games with Dad are Happier, Video Games Are Better Than Watching TV, Video Games Can Help the Elderly Avoid Serious Falls, and Co-op Gamers Are Less Aggressive.


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