Can Gaming Slow Mental Decline?

While funding is flowing quickly to new studies similar to McLaughlin and Allaire's - the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for example, has pledged $8.5 million to study the impact of video games on everything from Alzheimer's disease to driving skills - there is little existing evidence that gaming, which is widely dismissed as an elaborate form of mind rot, really holds any potential to slow the effects of aging.

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