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Playing Nintendo Makes You Smarter And More Socially Aware According To A Study

Playing Nintendo Makes You Smarter And More Socially Aware According To A Study

Video games might actually result in more sociable, smarter, and successful people according to a study from Nature, the international journal of science.

An excerpt from Business Insider talks about the study.

In 2013, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development came to the conclusion that gaming increases the mass of grey matter in areas important for spatial orientation, memory formation, strategic thinking and fine motor skills.

With this study, scientists studied grey matter for participants who played “Super Mario 64” daily for 30 minutes. This behavior would happen for a two month period.

The more fun the participants had playing, the more the grey matter in the right hippocampus, the prefrontal cortex and parts of the cerebellum would increase.

Some key findings are:

  • Research shows those who game have more grey matter in the brain, which is important for forming memories and strategic thinking.
  • Kids who play games show improved social behavior and life satisfaction.
  • Researchers say that this shows certain areas of the brain can be trained by playing video games.

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