Gaming Beats Dementia Says Study — A clinical trial funded by the US National Institutes of Health using 2,800 people has found that older adults who practice specific computer training exercises that test how fast they respond to visual stimuli could face a 29 percent lower chance of developing dementia.
Used a specific brain-training exercise called “Double Decision,” a patented program by Posit Science that is available on BrainHQ.com.
Of course, if you happen to be a mean old character Bioshock or Fallout 3 might be more to your taste.
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The paper by Dr. Brad Bushman, who teaches psychology at Ohio State, and Jodi L. Whitaker, who was his Ph.D. student, was published in Communication Research and the conclusions were repeated by establishment media.
So kudos Dr. Markey for keeping academia honest. You make us want to go out in the street and belt out a verse of Rise Rapture Rise.
Scientists at the Shanghai Mental Health Center scanned the brains of 17 adolescents diagnosed with “internet addiction disorder” who had been referred to the, and compared the results with scans from 16 of their peers.
They found impairment of white matter fibers in the brain connecting regions involved in emotional processing, attention, decision making and cognitive control, which were similar to that for alcoholics and cocaine addicts.
It is estimated that between 5 and 10 percent of internet users — mostly gamers — are addicted.
How does one know if one is an addict? One example used was if one spends 14 hours playing games nightly online, and find oneself unable to quit despite the damage it may be doing in one’s life, then one is an addict.