High action video games could improve vision

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Researchers at the University of Rochester say adults who play a lot of action video games may be improving their brain’s ability to process visual information. They say people who used a video-game training program saw significant improvements in their ability to notice subtle differences in shades of gray, a finding that may help people who have trouble driving at night or in the fog.

The study appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

2 Responses to “High action video games could improve vision”

  1. Tom Westheimer says:

    there is another side of video games for the young that is very negative so it is important to tell that story too!

    see http://www.boysadrift.com

    He looks at the way children are taught and the role that video games, prescription drugs and environmental estrogens play.

  2. Julia Schrenkler, MPR says:

    That’s pretty interesting, considering the role of shading in games (identifying objects the player can interact with, etc).