Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday October 27, 2015

Can Video Games Unlock Limitless Cognitive Capabilities?

In a just-published survey of the research on cognitive enhancement and video games, two researchers آ— Shawn Green, of University of Wisconsin, and Aaron R. Seitz, at University of California, Riverside آ— found playing video games enhances basic perceptual tasks, such as visual acuity, peripheral vision and temporal processing. "Better performance on some of these tasks is predictive of real-world consequences, such as fewer driving accidents in elderly populations," the authors wrote. Action games, the authors found, have the most benefits.

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