Want to Improve Brain Performance? Try Playing Non-action Games
Playing video games on mobile phones can offer entertainment for some people Proper selection of games and which not contain elements of violence are known to be beneficial to improve brain performance.
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore found that mobile games that are more casual and non-action can improve thinking ability. Previously, many studies have learned about the game that contains elements of action or violence, whereas this study is the first study on the effects of non-action games on the brain.
“We are also focusing our research on games played through smart phonesand not on a computer or gaming console,” said Michael D. Patterson, PhD, assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, who wrote the study, as written by Everyday Health.
The study wanted to discover the implications of how people use video games as training. This means that a person is free to play games anywhere, such as when waiting for the bus and not have to stick with computers at home.
Researchers divided study participants who were randomly assigned to choose a favorite game either action or non-action. Participants who chose non-action game relies on available memory game and not the speed of the reaction, such as ‘The Sims 3’ which is a life simulation game.
Participants were then assigned to play for an hour a day, five days a week, for a month. Researchers found that the thinking skills of each participant encouraged by the training depends on the type of game chosen.
Unlike the ‘action’ games that requires quick reaction and higher visual alertness to track the enemy, non-action games such as puzzle games generally do not require fast reaction. Therefore, action games can make a person able to ignore things around them.
While playing the non-action game may enhance the ability to sort out disorder without having the negative effects of action gaming, including aggressiveness.
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