Video Games Helpful in Virtual Training and Improving Memory

Editorials News | Oct-22-2017

Video Games Helpful in Virtual Training and Improving Memory

With change of time, medical science is also working hard to do something innovative that may reduce time and improve the results. In terms of Virtual training, video games are becoming a trend.  It is being considered as a prospective tool to help patients improve their memory and performance. But we are still unaware about the different types of video games that may affect the brain.

Researches were done on two types of games which found that processing speed and white matter connectivity in brain region related to memory were connected to learning to play the strategy game, while learning to play the game of action was related to a brain region that governs our mood swings. Both genres of game lead to better performance on tasks having to do with working memory. They also found that performance of subjects playing the strategy game was much improved on a speed task. The task was improving their working memory. Different researchers use different genres of video games that improved the complexity of the game-cognition-brain relationship.

The research was done on adults of different ages with no or little video game playing experience. Researchers found that playing strategy games better engaged memory and cognitive control brain regions, making them better suited for improving memory tasks. They imagined that action games that stimulate the limbic area and elicit more emotional excitement might be beneficial for other patients having mood disorders.

By: Anita Aishvarya


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