Action Games Help Your Brain, Says Brain Scientist
Action games make gamers better at juggling multiple thoughts at once than the average non-gamer, according to a recent TED talk by Cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier. Gamer brains also have better motion tracking skills and a superior ability to distinguish grey objects from a grey background — thank you, Unreal Engine, for pumping out games rendered in seventy thousand shades of grunge.
Watch the lecture to see for yourself:
I was surprised to learn that action gamers tend to develop superior eyesight — tracking motion and distinguishing detail makes sense to me, but actually scoring higher on a standard eye exam? Wow.
via PC Gamer