September 7, 2013

Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger

Matt Richtel, New York Times


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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.

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TAGGED: Memory, Multi-tasking, Cognitive Science, Video Games

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