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Playing Video Games In Childhood Can Boost Memory, Research Claims


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

25th Sep, 2020. 12:47 am
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Playing Video Games In Childhood Can Boost Memory, Research Claims

It is said that addiction to playing video games can be detrimental to the mental development of children.

But now a study claims that the habit of playing video games will help improve children’s memory. This was revealed in a study conducted in Spain.

Research from the Open University of Catalonia found that even after quitting playing video games, it results in various brain changes over the years.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neurosciences, included 27 people between the ages of 18 and 40, some of whom played video games while others stayed away.

The researchers said that people who were interested in video games before adolescence, even if they played for a very short time, performed better in working memory tests, which required mental stability and mastery of details.

The study found that people who were not interested in playing video games as children did not benefit from the benefits of detailed analysis and mental retardation.

In fact, they were a bit slower than gamers.

According to research, people who were interested in playing games in their childhood proved to be much better at processing 3D objects.

In this study, volunteers were assessed for one month and their mental abilities, including working memory, were assessed through 3 points.

These 3 points included a review of video gaming training before and after the training began, and 15 days later, while Super Mario 64 was used for research.

The research examined the temporal changes in brain activity.

The researchers said that the use of magnetic waves on the surface of the skull measured brain activity.

They discovered that different types of video games can affect mental functions in different ways.

According to researchers, playing games increases people’s desire to play them and this requires constant use of mental resources.

the researchers further said that video games are a good way to strengthen our mental faculties that no one pays attention to.

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