Scientific researches conclude video games increase cognitive skills

In an address at TED, cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier talks about the advantages gaming has to offer from a scientific point of view, versus how games are looked at through the lens of “general wisdom”.

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djslimzz2006d ago

Interesting article guys.

Army_of_Darkness2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

Aren't us gamers at the verge of shooting up malls and schools filled with people after playing call of duty??? This article makes sense! WTF??

Mounce2005d ago

I say, the 'adults' of the generation(Most of them, like, the Fox-News sheep) only go on those rants of ignorance because they're afraid, confused, like back in the days of WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY! Except instead of those 2, it's VIDYA GAME SORCERY!! And witchcraft of Nudity/Gore blame-games to procrastinate their own issues and relativity in how useless they feel internally.

Soon as this....Gaming age of youth and both cognitive skillz, logic, and all things gain beyond the minor troubles of our own generation of youthful ignorance and bias, I'd believe our generation in the future has a great potential to making a brighter future, Imho. The baby-boomer age of the adults and seniors that cause all these issues, I'm just waiting for them to kick the bucket as morbid as that may sound... They're holding back most of our futures with their paranoia and shitty parental skills, shitty grasp of logic, shitty bias and discriminating beliefs....

Seeing say, for instance. The whole homosexual-rights and of drugs being a priority to the now-adult generation, it's illogical, brain-numbing stupidity, a struggle for everyone who logically and intellectually know they're right but having the police, government and ignorant-type of adults being sheep and siding with blindness. They hate what is simply the conformity of what they think they should hate. What was the statistics of Online users caring about homosexual rights? 75%+ said They don't care, let them all do what they want to do, the real world statistics offline including non-gamers, Non-internet users, were severely hating on basic human rights.

The only times when Anon are the good guys to me. Fighting the good fight while the others sleep, they shall sleep until they die. I will fight and argue with what is wrong in the world. With my awesome increase in cognitive skillz!1!! Lol

osiris2006d ago

Pretty ineresting to see what can gaming do to society

gemugurl2006d ago

Video games should be part of general education I say

nassour2006d ago

indeed, gaming is less of a hobby nowadays and more of a way of life

Dovahkiin2005d ago

I just think a lot of people need to view them as they would view films. A game can tell a story in a completely different way, and I think a lot of people just view games as killing simulators etc.

gemugurl2005d ago

Exactly it would be interesting to consider video games as part of our culture

ChampOfChamps2005d ago

Many schools already do complete courses revolving around analyzing films, so why not video games? They deserve the same type of analysis and respect films get. You're right though, people do look at them in a certain light, and that has to change. Researchers like her are trying to change that.

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Rauland2005d ago

I love the fact that technology mutli-taskers (browsing the net, listening to music, chatting on facebook) did poorly in the tests and believed they would ace it, lol.

Qrphe2005d ago

Generally what we call multitasking isn't very good for your brain. In the long run you find yourself finding it hard to focus on one thing.

Gigglefist2005d ago

Yet ironically, multitasking has been proven to cause people to be happier.

Sketchy_Galore2005d ago

Sorry but that's nonsense. I multitask all day and don't.... have... that thing you said, hey, did you see the World War Z trailer? I don't think it looks very good but I liked the book, the first few chapters anyway.... got distracted halfway through it and... Oh hey, apparently turtles can breathe through their backsides. I'm hungry. What day is it?

gemugurl2005d ago

Exactly. It divides your focus and its not necessarly good for your efficiency . For businesses its interesting since it makes them be able to have more productive employees (but not necessarly more efficient, quantity over quality).

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