Playing 3D-platform video games regularly may improve cognitive functions in seniors and increase grey matter in a brain structure called the hippocampus. If you’re between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like Super Mario 64 to stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
A new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom. Douglas Gentile, lead author and professor of psychology, says the research shows location really does matter.
Video games are apparently better than their reputation.
Neuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity in the brain areas that are relevant for learning.
New studies show the negative impact of action video games.
It’s true they’re good for short-term memory, but “shooter” games could also cause atrophy in the hippocampus, a new UdeM study finds.