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GamerNode | NPR says video games boost brain power

National Public Radio, the worlds most trusted source for video game news, has released a story that actually speaks very highly of video games and their ability to make people smarter -- sort of.

The story titled, "Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills," consulted Daphne Bavelier, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, brain researcher Jay Pratt, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and neuroscientist Lauren Sergio, of York University in Toronto.

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GodofSackboy2469d ago

More excuses to constantly play LBP2 ( as well as " helps my creativity" "exercises puzzle skills" "keeps me off the streets and mugging old grannies" and the old "I'm learning to be a structural engineer physicist artist guy"

Murpho2469d ago

Interesting. When you think about it that all does make sense. Players can focus much better playing games while people try to distract them, have to learn different controls with their hands for several different games while keeping their eyes on the screen, and nowadays have to adjust the contrast in every title.

Gotta love studies that reinforce the positives of playing games.

italianbreadman2468d ago

I also have a friend whose reading comprehension was obviously aided by playing many 8- and 16-bit-era RPGs.

mr durand pierre2469d ago

Very cool. I need to show this one to my folks.