Will video games make you smarter?

Hey guys! If you have been following our previous posts, we researched on why video games make you a violent person. Well since tomorrow is Friday, I shall not bring your mood down by talking about such negative things. Today, I am here to talk about something that is quite the opposite. I'm sure you all have heard the rumours. Video games make you a smarter person. How true is this? Well today we uncover the truth behind this myth. Who knows? After this article you may even have the perfect excuse to prolong your gaming at home without your parents nagging behind your ear!

According to businessinsider, they show evidence on why games make people 'Smarter, Better, Faster'. The study was done by Dr. Daphne Bavelier who is a Professor and cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Geneva. During her talk in the video clip which was 18 minutes long, she described that those who play action games (in moderation) react faster and can focus better. The research has fascinating implications for how we can improve and train our brains, learn, and rehabilitate people.

Here are some of the highlights adapted from businessinsider:

 This is Dr. Daphne Bavelier

The research also shows that gaming in moderation does improve on our eyesight

Researchers also try to confuse the audience by adding conflict. For example, the word "green" is in yellow. Research shows that gamers tend to resolve and solve this conflict faster.

Last but not least, Dr. Bavelier tested to see how well people can track objects. She placed blue circles among seas of yellow ones and asked her audience tracked the blue ones. The result? A typical young adult can track 3 to 4 however a gamer can track and monitor 6 or 7 objects. Talk about efficiency eh?

All in all, there are many advantages that gaming does for you. Want to know more? Check the video out!

Article by: Dino 'Destroyer' Shafizan

For more information on the article: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-video-games-make-you-smarter-2012-12?op=1#ixzz2EwlbbAgs


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