VIDEO GAMES DON’T KILL THE BRAIN
Here’s news for those who think that computer games kill imagination—and brain cells. A study by Michigan State University published in the research journal Computers in Human Behavior says that both boys and girls who play video games tend to be more creative, regardless of whether the games are violent or nonviolent. MSU said that the more 12-year-old kids played video games, the more creative they were in tasks such as drawing pictures and writing stories. In contrast, use of cell phones, the Internet and computers (other than for video games) was unrelated to creativity, the study found.