INTERESTING FACT: 3D VIDEO GAMES MAY AID MEMORY!

Its amazing to know that playing 3-dimensional video games can stimulate the hippocampus and boost the formation of memories. This was published after a study made in the journal of neuroscience on the 9th of December.

Dr. Stark explained: ‘We know that neurons are born into the adult brain in a process called neurogenesis and that these neurons end up only in two places. One of those places is the hippocampus and these neurons help us learn new information’. Playing 3-D video games or other means of self-enrichment can increase memory ability. He noted that unlike typical brain training games, video games are not created with specific cognitive processes in mind but are designed to immerse users in the characters and adventure, drawing on a variety of cognitive processes, including visual, spatial, emotional, motivational, attentional, critical thinking, problem solving and working memory.

Although the volumetric changes to this study was not assessed, it still remains a good news that video games improve cognition.

 

REFERENCE: JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE.

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Cynthia Isuekebhor