Since the simple arcade titles of the 1970s, complex, demanding, and ambitious video games have come a long way, and evidence is growing that the advantages of playing go far beyond entertainment and enhanced hand-eye coordination. Here are 15 ways games are programming better individuals in celebration of National Video Game Day (today). PRoduction Of Better Surgeon:
While you might think you want your surgeon to read up on the latest medical findings instead of playing games, you may want to reconsider: a study of laparoscopic (small incision) specialists found that compared to their non-gaming counterparts, those who
played for more than three hours per week made 32 percent fewer mistakes during practice procedures.
Help To Fight against Dyslexia
Some literature points to problems with concentration as being a central component of dyslexia. Following sessions of games heavy on action, one study found that dyslexics strengthened their reading understanding. The explanation, researchers suggest, is that the games have worlds that demand intense concentration that is constantly changing.
Improve Vision Power
Don’t sit too close to the TV, a popular parental refrain used to be without a lot of science to back it up. Instead, researchers can actually enhance your vision by discovering games in moderation, not under pressure. In one study, a greater ability to distinguish between various shades of grey was correlated with 10 weeks of play. One had participants trying to use only their “lazy eye to play games, with the “good” one hidden. These players exhibited major changes, often standardized.
Boost up Our Leader Power
Since certain game genres reward and promote leadership qualities, caring for “communities,” maintaining their safety, etc., researchers have noted that in their real-world career goals, players can show a correlating motivation. When an office crisis crops up, improvising in a game can also translate into being quicker on your feet.
Enhance Our Interest In History
To push their tales, many games use actual historical events. According to researchers, such characters and locations can then stimulate the curiosity of a child in finding out more about the society in which they are immersed. Parents who have received games-related books, maps, and other tools have indicated that their children are more interested in learning, which may contribute to a lifelong understanding of history
Make You Active
While some games facilitate a degree of engagement between the entire body, even those that involve a simple handheld controller can contribute to physical activity. Sports games involving basketball, tennis, or even skateboarding will lead kids to learn the same outdoor skills.
Slow Down Aging
So-called “brain games” have been shown to have a positive impact on older players involving problem-solving, memory, and puzzle elements. In one study, just 10 hours of play contributed to improved cognitive functioning, which continued for many years, in participants 50 and older.
Help You To Ease Pain
Trying to relieve ourselves from pain by paying attention to something else or concentrating on other mechanisms of the body is normal, but it is not the only reason why games are a good prescription for post-injury. In our higher cortical systems, playing will actually produce
an analgesic (pain-killing) reaction. The more immersive, the better, which is why pending virtual reality systems will one day be as popular as a hand sanitizer in a hospital.
Help You To Make Strong Connection
Often gamers are stigmatized as being too insulated when in reality the opposite is valid. The growth in online multiplayer activities has given way to a modern mode of socialization in which players work together to solve issues. But studies have shown games can also be the trigger for friends to meet in person: at least some of the time, about 70 percent of all players play with friends.
Games May Help You To Better Your Balance In Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Multiple sclerosis patients may experience issues with their equilibrium, as it is a condition involving multiple nerves, and no treatments have been conclusively proven to help. One research, however, found that afterward, MS patients who played games involving physical contact while standing on a balance board showed improvement.
Improve Decision-making Skills
We all know someone who seems to have a Processor that is quicker than the rest of us, able to retrieve or respond to information in a split second. For others by gaming, that skill could be improved. Since new data is continuously shown during play, players are forced to adapt rapidly. In one analysis, players immersed in fast-paced games were 25 percent faster than non-players in responding to questions about a picture they had just seen