How Games Can Improve Your Memory
Gaming can be a great workout for the brain disguised as fun, just like the old-school card games we used to play when we were children. There have been many studies conducted on the effects of video games on the human brain. Many of these studies have been done using psychology experiments in which participants played either video games or non-video games and then were asked to complete a task that required brain activity. The brain activity was measured before and after the participant played the game and during the game. Some studies have found that the improved brain function was not due to the fact that the participant actually played the game, but rather the changes that occurred in the neural firing patterns of the brain while the participant was engaged in game play. Other studies found that increased hand eye coordination was the result of increased game play and not necessarily from actually playing the game.
The latest research on the effects of games on the brain is emerging from a project that was started several years ago by a team of scientists in Europe. The project was done in order to determine if the games that children play could have an effect on their brains. The scientists found that there was a measurable change in the brains of the children who played more games. The change in the brains came from the fact that the oxygen that was flowing to the brain’s cells increased as the children played more games. This increased oxygen allowed the researchers to see a greater number of connections between the neurons in the brains of the children as they became more engrossed in the games.
This discovery is very exciting because it means that the games that we play can actually give us an advantage over other people when it comes to certain types of mental tasks. Many of us already know that there are many games that can make learning difficult, but we also tend to forget that certain games can even give us an edge in some areas of life. It may come as a surprise to you that there are some games that can actually help improve memory and even develop skills such as eye-hand coordination. Playing a game such as chess can be beneficial because it forces you to think not only visually but also with your entire body. There are many games that can also be helpful when it comes to increasing mental acuity.