Playing Video Games Can Help Make Kids Smarter And Happier
Games are more than just a fun activity for kids — they can enhance their emotional, personal, and social well-being.
August 14th, 2018
According to many scientific studies, Games can change the brain structurally and functionally. These changes result in enhancing mental skills such as memory, attention span, spatial intelligence, language learning ability, and coordination.
Research also shows that action video game players have more grey matter and an enhanced functional connectivity in the insula subregions of their brains, resulting in better decision-making.
Moreover, according to science, playing video games with family or friends can reduce the risk of mental health problems such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s among adults.
One study, published in 2014 in the American Psychological Association even reported that playing video games could help children with dyslexia.
So, head back home and grab your favorite controller because the Doctor recommended a daily dose of video games!
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