A new study which used a video game where people navigate through a virtual town helps researchers to pinpoint how spatial information is incorporated into memory, and why remembering a specific experience can trigger memories of events which occurred in the same location.
Researchers report playing action video games increases performance on visual selective activities. Players had increased focus on relevant visual information while suppressing less relevant information.
Inexpensive, commercial video games may help those suffering from anxiety and depression to combat their symptoms. Researchers found that, in addition to conventional games, virtual reality games could help people overcome mental health problems.