Video games enhance multi tasking in adults

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Experts identified which senior citizens whom participate in any 3-D video gaming enhance the capability to sustain focus in addition to perform multitask successfully. The results highlight the prospective of the aging brain to perk up certain skills. As we grow older, brain can amend and affect our cognitive abilities and memory. One such affected ability that might be altered is multitasking—the ability to concurrently carry out multiple goals. Research carried out by Drs. Joaquin A. Anguera and Adam Gazzaley team examined the multitasking abilities in adults who play video games to those that who do not.

Electroencephalography (EEG) results assessed the neural basis of the cognitive changes and found transformation in the prefrontal cortex area of the brain which is a region involved in cognitive control.

NIH, September 16, 2013