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The benefits of Action Games for Skills Development, new research

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Perception, attention and reaction time is all being trained when playing action games a new study shows from an international research project lead by the University of Geneva. The research is based on 15 years of data from action games to measure how these impact cognitive abilities. The result shows that the 8970 individuals between the ages of 6 to 40 years old that produced the data by playing action games experienced significant improvements of multi-tasking abilities, spatial attention as well as ability to change strategy according to the rules of the game. The study that is published in the journal Psychological Bulletin also works to improve the understanding of the brain’s plasticity as well as gives guidance of how to develop games that further boost the skills mentioned above. Source: Science Daily

 

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