The following are some of the cognitive benefits of playing video games.Improves coordination. ... Improves problem-solving skills. ... Enhances memory. ... Improves attention and concentration. ... It is a great source of learning. ... Improves the brain's speed. ... Enhances multitasking skills. ... Improves social skills.
It's true that some studies have shown certain video games can improve hand–eye coordination, problem-solving skills, and the mind's ability to process information. But too much video game playing may lead to health problems. ... And kids who play violent video games might act more aggressively.
Some games might improve kids' hand–eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Video games that require kids to actually move or manipulate the game through their own physical movement can even get sedentary kids moving — but not as much as if they actually played outside or participated in sports.
In February, the Italian researchers presented evidence that playing fast-paced video games can improve the reading skills of children with dyslexia. ... The authors of the study hypothesized that the action games helps kids increase their attention spans, a skill considered crucial to reading.Nov 7, 2013
Playing video games is good for your brain. ... However there is now a wealth of research which shows that video games can be put to educational and therapeutic uses, as well as many studies which reveal how playing video games can improve reaction times and hand-eye co-ordination.Nov 11, 2014
Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient. The researchers also looked at studies exploring brain regions associated with the reward system, and how these are related to video game addiction.Jun 22, 2017
The games in the "The Legend of Zelda" series aren't the only ones that can teach life skills like perseverance and critical thinking. Competitive sports games like "Madden NFL" and puzzle-heavy games like "Portal 2" teach kids the importance of good decision-making, planning and communicating effectively.