User CP
Name:  
Pass:

Register
Latest News
- Krypto Casinos 2023
- RO2 multi trail...
- Sneak Peak! -D...
- Affiliate News ...
- Affiliate News ...
- Affiliate News ...
- The RIAA Defeat...
- Affiliate News ...

News Archive

Top 5 Cases
Batmobile Tumbler PC

- Batmobile Tumbler PC
     Score: 81.25
- Camo Cube
     Score: 80.00
- NemoTron
     Score: 80.00
- Wall-E
     Score: 78.33
- R2-D2
     Score: 77.00


Random Rig
Case Name: Camo Cube


Site Affiliates
Xoxide.com
Newegg.com
Memory Giant
ThinkGeek Electronics1and1 Web Hosting
Modders-Inc
B.C.Modding
Benchmark Reviews
KreativePC
SteelSeries
Pimpin Rigz
Lamptron


Affiliate News


  Forum Index - News - NPR reports: Gaming increases brain power
Author Initial Thread
faceless105
Selfmade Modder

Joined: Jun 30, 2006
Posts: 4540
Post Subject: NPR reports: Gaming increases brain power
Posted on: Dec 20, 2010

This shouldn't be shocking to all the experienced gamers on here, and they aren't the first people ever to report it, but another study confirms it, playing video games has some positive effects.

Among the effects are...

Increased multi-tasking. - "gamers can switch from task to task much faster than non-gamers, making them better multitaskers" This is explained as being part of an ability to take in information faster than non-gamers.

Improved Vision. - Gamers have improved contrast sensitivity and an ability to see smaller type sizes than non gamers.

One of the interesting things I thought the article covered was spatial testing, which is essentially perceiving things mentally in 3D. Women in the past have had lower skills on this, but after a long gaming session, the tests showed the gap between men and women on these tests was essentially gone.

The article follows up with explaining a bit about how different areas of the brain are utilized for gamers and non-gamers. It's a great article, and I'd recommend giving it a read!

Full Article: npr.org

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
- Top - Profile - Private Message - Website - Reply







FusionMods.Net

Total Time: 0.7316