September 7, 2013
Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger
Matt Richtel, New York Times
There may be a new market for video games: octogenarians.
Brain scientists have discovered that swerving around cars while simultaneously picking out road signs in a video game can improve the short-term memory and long-term focus of older adults. Some people as old as 80, the researchers say, begin to show neurological patterns of people in their 20s.
TAGGED: Memory, Multi-tasking, Cognitive Science, Video Games