So next time your parents, or in my case your wife, tells you “Playing video games for hours does nothing but rot your brain” you can whip this article out.
According to a study at the University of Rochester video game actually help improve some the brains functions. Daphne Bavelier is a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at University of Rochester and her studies show that gamers have improved vision and in certain tests of attention have better speed, accuracy and multitasking skills than non-gamers.
So next time somebody gives you crap for playing GT5 for 8 hours a day or wants to talk you in the middle of cut scene, tell them you can’t talk now you’re in the middle of a mental work and don’t have listen.
Read more here NPR News