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Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games

By September 4, 2018 No Comments

Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games

There are few Surprising benefits of Playing Video Games that you might want to know about. Unfortunately, most of the people have always perceived video games as they hinder our ability to learn, makes us more violent or affects our physical health. Even if there wasn’t any scientific evidence to prove it.

But things have changed and now more professional studies are being conducted to find out the Real truth.

1.  Gaming Boosts your memory 

Playing video games also benefits our memory. Contrary to a popular belief that video games make you bad at school, researchers from the UK found that certain video games can actually enhance our brain flexibility and boosts our memory by improving Speed and Accuracy and help us to make faster decisions by improving our reaction time. You might know a person who has a faster Brian than the rest of us, able to retrieve information or react in a split second. For some, that ability might be consolidated through gaming. Because gamers are actually forced to adapt new information being dislayed on a screen quickly.

In one study, players who were immersed in fast-paced games were 25 percent faster in reacting to questions about an image they had just seen compared to non-players.  If you play regularly, but don’t exceed five hours a week, your brain will become more efficiently developed in three areas – the parietal lobe, frontal lobe and anterior cingulate – that deal with your attention functions. You will also be able to do better when it comes to Multitasking.

2. Gaming helps people to overcome dyslexia

Dyslexia is a disorder that involves difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that does not affect general intelligence. Gaming helps reading in children with dyslexia. A study of 10-year-olds who played 12 hours of an “action” video game found it improved their reading speed. Overcoming dyslexia is one of the most amazing benefits of playing video games.

3.  Games may slow Down ageing 

Male, female, young adult, middle-aged person– all have one thing in common and that’s ageing.

You might have noticed senior citizens driving at 25 MPH even though the speed limit is 45. But just like maintaining a healthy exercise routine can help your body feel 50 when you’re 60, our brain can also be kept ‘in shape’. Research has shown increased cognitive functioning in participants 50 and older— an improvement that lasted for several years. Start playing video games, it might benefit your ageing.

4. They are Producing better surgeons

There are many professions that require having better hand-eye coordination than the average person. Surgeons depend on theirs to not only perform a successful operation but also make sure they don’t nick an artery or vital organ. While you may think you want your surgeon reading up on the latest medical research instead of playing games, you might want to reconsider: a study of laparoscopic (small incision) specialists found that those who played for more than three hours per week made 32 percent less errors during practice procedures compared to their non-gaming counterparts.

5.  Gaming can help (not hurt!) your Eyesight

There are few gamer kids who grew up without ever hearing their parents say you’re going to go blind watching that screen all day” or “Don’t sit too close to the television”.  For a while, it did seem like they had a point since we tend to blink much less frequently while playing a game. This could cause serious problems like eyestrain and dry eye syndrome.

Instead, scientists are discovering games in moderation may actually improve—not strain—your vision. In one study, 10 weeks of play was associated with a greater ability to discern between different shades of grey. Another had participants try to play games using only their “lazy” eye, with the “good” one obscured. Those players showed significant, sometimes normalized improvement in the affected eye. This one is the most obscured benefit of playing video games which very few people are aware of.

6. You might get a career boost

Games are an ever-evolving field. Nowadays gamers have actually found a way for their Full-time Income through gaming.  But in this competitive world, you should not just drop everything and focus on playing video games for a living. You have to make sure you’re securing your future and putting in the extra time to try to make this happen as well. Fornite Streamer Ninja makes $500,000 a month which is itself a great inspiration for gamers.

These are some of the Benefits of Playing Video Games. At the End of the day, everything is in your hand and we all know overdo of anything is not good for us. Stay Healthy…



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