Video Games Improve Children’s Cognitive and Memory Skills


Video game It has been shown to improve children’s cognitive and memory skills. The evidence is based on studies in the United States (US).

According to the conclusion of the study, video game can provide cognitive training experiences to children with quite measurable neurocognitive effects.

In fact, all this time, parents are often worried about the harmful effects of videos game to children, from mental health to social problems.

Research published in JAMA Network Open debunks that notion, suggesting there may also be cognitive benefits associated with popular entertainment.

Lead author Bader Chaarani, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont, said: neuroimagery.

Previous research has focused on adverse effects, linking game with depression and increased aggression. However, the study limited the number of participants.

Studies involve brain imaging. Chaarani and colleagues analyzed data from the National Institutes of Health-funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study.

They looked at survey answers, cognitive test results, and brain images of about 2,000 children aged nine and 10, who were separated into two groups.

First, The telephone quote from Gadgets360Tuesday (10/25/2022), those who have never played gamesecond are those who play three hours or more a day.

The threshold was chosen because it exceeds the American Academy of Pediatrics screen time guidelines of an hour or two of video game for older children.

Each group is assessed on two tasks. First look at the arrow pointing left or right. Children are asked quickly to press left or right.

They were also told not to press anything if they saw a “stop” signal. The goal is to measure how well you can control impulses.

In a second task, they were shown people’s faces, then asked whether or not the next image displayed later matched the working memory test.

The team used statistical methods to control for variables that could affect outcomes, such as parental income, IQ and mental health symptoms.

The team found that the video players game performed consistently better on both tasks. While doing the task, the children’s brains were scanned.

The scan uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Brain gamer showed more activity in areas related to attention and memory.

“The results raise the exciting possibility that video game can provide a cognitive training experience with measurable neurocognitive effects,” he said.

The team hopes to get clearer answers as research continues. They try to see again the same children with older age.

Doing so will help rule out other potential factors at play, such as the children’s home environment, exercise, and sleep quality. [SN/HBS]

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