Improving Cognitive Functioning with Video Games

psychpost | 2/24/2012 03:26:00 AM
I was reading through some research publications of University of Minnesota's C. Shawn Green [website] and I found some interesting research on video games. His research on video games shows that video games are capable of "improving performance on tests of low-level vision, visual attention, short-term memory, and general fluid intelligence." This research was done using fast paced action games that require a high amount of attention. The main idea is that these fast paced action games provide a highly stimulating environment in which individuals can improve their decision making skills.
now excuse me as I go play some cs:go - "you run faster with a knife"

Gamers vs Non-Gamers
1. Better, faster responses in multiple target test.
2. Better resolution of attention (less crowding).
3. Can track more objects in multiple object tracking.

So there you have it video games can actually be helpful, just don't play too much lol.

14 responses to "Improving Cognitive Functioning with Video Games"

  1. will do! nice post lol

  2. This is bad news for me since I recently traded in my console. Won't make me feel so bad about being a gamer if I ever end up reverting back to gaming though so thanks buddy.

  3. I haven't played video games in a long. long time....

  4. Haha, thanks!

  5. I knew it! Excuse me as well, but I'll be playing BF3 :)

  6. Good thing I play video games then!

  7. Anonymous | March 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM says:

    LOL TF2 IS GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Anonymous | March 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM says:

    Nice! Haha. I actually participated in one of these studies at my college

  9. good thing i was a professional cs 1.6 player then ;D

  10. I knew it was good for something! :D

  11. thanks for the info

  12. Anonymous | May 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM says:

    fuck yeah counter strike!

  13. Anonymous | May 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM says:

    where did the stairs going down into the waterway go?

  14. frankcom | July 2, 2012 at 3:08 PM says:

    I have a feeling my cognitive functioning will be amazing ;)

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