VIDEO GAMES DON’T KILL THE BRAIN

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - BIT RATE -

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.

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