Video Games Boost Visual Skills, Study Finds

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 28, 2003   View Article

Spending hours in front of the computer trying to single-handedly win World War II in the shoot-’em-up action video game Medal of Honor may serve more purpose than killing time.

According to a pair of researchers at the University of Rochester in New York, such action video games train the brain to better process certain visual information.

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