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  • Writer's pictureDr. Judy

The Positive Power of Video Games

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

Harness the power of video games at any age to boost your #cognitive skills!⁣ ⁣ Video games have gotten such a bad rap, but if played in moderation, comes with so many benefits! ⁣ Studies have show that video games:

  • help improve spatial attention and reduce impulsiveness⁣

  • improve executive functioning such as planning, problem solving, and mental flexibility⁣

  • reduce the mental decline that comes as we age (especially in working #memory, attention, and abstract reasoning)⁣

  • bolster job related skills (including hand-eye coordination, decision making, and task switching)⁣

  • enhances memory (including short-term and longer-term memory)⁣

  • are a great source of #learning (and in some cases, can help individuals with learning disorders to overcome some of their learning differences)⁣⁣

For those concerned about video games increasing aggression, more and more research has shown that there is no significant relationship to real-world violence. ⁣ ⁣ I loved video games as a child and still as an adult. So it is truly for everyone! ⁣ ⁣ Want to harness the power of video games without getting derailed? Approach them like training sessions for your body. Just 30-60 minutes a session, a few days a week, is plenty. Don’t overdo it!⁣ ⁣ What’s your favorite video game? Mine are Street Fighter, Tekken, Madden, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, and Mario Kart, to name a few!⁣

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