He study, carried out with 27 people – between 18 and 40 years old – published in the scientific journal ‘Frontiers in Human Neuroscience’, determined that games in childhood help to retain more data later and manipulate it faster.
The Infosalus health information portal, citing Europa Press, noted that dduring the research, which took place over a month, cognitive abilities were analyzed in three moments: before playing a title —which in this case was Super Mario 64—, after finishing it and 15 days after having finished it.
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When obtaining the results, they realized that the users who used games in childhood obtained a higher score because “showed better performance in working memory tasks “said Marc Palaus, one of the study’s experts.
Also, these people had better initial performance when processing 3D objects. However, at the end of the training period, both groups had the same level, the portal said in its publication.
On the contrary, those who did not access video games as children “did not benefit from an enhancement by processing and inhibiting irrelevant stimuli“And they were slower in the execution of tasks, reported said media.
Why do video games help memory?
According to ABC, the researcher stated that this type of games helps memory because there is a constant invitation to play and a higher demand at each level.
“These two elements are enough to create an attractive and motivating activity but which, in turn, requires a constant and intense use of our brain resources ”, said Palaus.
For the expert, video games are “the perfect recipe to enhance certain cognitive abilities without realizing it“Although the improvements that the study reached in its conclusion only apply in a few areas other than video games, the media noted.
Regarding the study, one of the most popular games since its launch in 2009 is the multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends, which has more than 80 million active players, according to Infobae. Delivery recently welcomed the champion Samira, who got a ‘nerf’ shortly after arriving for his great skills.