Video game study demonstrates increased cognitive responses

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Sep 6, 2013
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  1. Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley from the University of California, San Francisco, has published a study suggesting video games created to specifically target a cognitive deficit can improve the daily life of the individual in question. What’s more, Gazzaley claims other non-targeted...

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  2. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +132

    Sweet! Even more reason to keep playing RTS games. If top-level Starcraft isn't the epitome of multi-tasking, then I don't know what is.
    spencer likes this.
  3. No, (average) subjects with training outperformed 20 yr olds without training. And given that the task at hand, controlling a race car with your thumb and shooting only randomly popping up signs of a particular shape and color, is a very odd one, that's hardly surprising. And the additional memory effect is a bit hard to believe.
  4. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    Top level C&C 3: Kane's Wrath :p
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    What they failed to mention is that it was also reported that the people who played the game went out and stole racing cars and went on a killing spree of random shaped signs.
    FLWrd likes this.
  6. Most criminals can't even afford gaming systems so there is no convincing link between gaming (the sane gamers of course) and crime.

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