People who were avid gamers during childhood performed better at working memory tasks, even if they no longer played than their non-gaming peers.
According to a new study, researchers have developed a cognitive training game which they believe may improve memory for people with schizophrenia.
Using the classic Nintendo game, Super Mario 64, researchers discover playing 3D platform games could help older brains to stave off mild cognitive impairment. Researchers report older people who played the video game had gray matter increases in the cerebellum, hippocampus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
A new online game where users take on the role of fake news producers improves people's ability to discern real information from disinformation, irrespective of education, age, cognitive style or political views.
New studies report that a computerized attention control training program can reduce the effects of PTSD in combat veterans.
Children who play video games for three or more hours per day performed better on cognitive skill tests for working memory and impulse control than those who do not game.
Researchers comment on the perceived link between violence and video games. They conclude claims that there is consistent scientific evidence that video gaming encourages violence, are false.
Video game players are faster and more accurate in their responses, and excel at decision-making tasks. The differences in accuracy and reaction time correlated with enhanced brain activity.