VIDEO GAMES

They really can help you learn.

What are the educative benefits of playing video games?

Video game brain training has the same effect as reading a book or riding a bike — when the brain is learning, thousands of new connections are being formed.

The study suggests that playing action video games primes the brain make quick decisions

If you know what to look for, video games can be a powerful tool to help children develop certain life skills.Video games can also make it difficult to stay focused at school.

Are there any educative consequences of playing video games?


Several lines of research suggest that playing video games can lead to different types of

benefits. Kids who struggle in school may be more likely to seek out video games as a distraction."The more time kids spend playing video games," Gentile says, "the worse their attention problems seem to get.

What is the correct balance for playing video games and engaging in other activities?

Kids are spending more time with screen media and at younger ages than ever before. A new study [source]out of Oxford University has found that children who play console or PC games for an hour or less per day tend to be more social and satisfied with life than kids who don't play any video games at all.

Studies have shown that games in which players help other characters boost kids' empathy and cooperative behavior.

By Carter, Wyatt, and Stiles