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Video games: study suggests they boost intelligence in children


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Many parents feel guilty when their children play video games for hours on end. Some even worry it could make their children less clever. And, indeed, that’s a topic scientists have clashed over for years.

In our new study, we investigated how video games affect the minds of children, interviewing and testing more than 5,000 children aged ten to 12. And the results, published in Scientific Reports, will be surprising to some.

https://theconversation.com/video-games-our-study-suggests-they-boost-intelligence-in-children-182950

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-11341-2

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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied how the screen habits of U.S. children correlates with how their cognitive abilities develop over time. They found that the children who spent an above-average time playing video games increased their intelligence more than the average, while TV watching or social media had neither a positive nor a negative effect. The results are published in the journal Scientific Reports.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-05-video-games-boost-children-intelligence.html

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1 hour ago, Still Waters said:

Many parents feel guilty when their children play video games for hours on end. Some even worry it could make their children less clever. And, indeed, that’s a topic scientists have clashed over for years.

In our new study, we investigated how video games affect the minds of children, interviewing and testing more than 5,000 children aged ten to 12. And the results, published in Scientific Reports, will be surprising to some.

https://theconversation.com/video-games-our-study-suggests-they-boost-intelligence-in-children-182950

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-11341-2

In a different study:

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-05-video-games-boost-children-intelligence.html

That’s not surprising at all, kids are amazing at the video games today with all their complexities, when I was teen I played some killer Asteroids but today I could not even compete!:D

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Well, yeah - especially visuospatial intelligence and mathematical intelligence (arithmetic, moreso) in games like Minecraft; i.e. being able to visualize specific objects in orientations, quickly calculating required quantities for specific yields, etc.

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Spatial reasoning, perception, memory, logic, problem solving, interpersonal skills when you grief someone and they take all your resources and destroy your base to get their own back, and most of worrying of all how to troll lol.

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computer games is how tech adapts you to using it and the younger the more mentally flexible the better. I am a dinosaur that types with 2 fingers and can't spell but give me a pool table and I am off to the races well that and darts or pinball.

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Contradictory. More precisely, I would say that it is useful to control the time a child spends playing video games, otherwise all the benefits will turn out to be detrimental. And the content of the games is also important.I can't get over my conservatism.))))

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