Since today (July 8) is Video Game Day (not to be confused with National Video Games Day Sep 12) I thought I’d share ways that video games are making the world a better place.
Study Finds that Video Games might improve Dyslexia – This study suggests that playing video games might improve upon a common symptom of Dyslexia which involves difficulty transitioning from one method of input to another. If this is true, this would be good news for those with the problem.
Can Science-based video games help kids with Autism? – that’s what these guys want to find out. There are games out there that say they help with certain health issues but don’t really. These guys are trying to make video games that really do help with Autism.
Playing video games could help Alzheimers and Down Syndrome – This is very preliminary but Kelsey Prena is making headway on some studies that show that video games work similarly to two neurotransmitters GABA and Dopamine which might make a difference when it comes to memory.
These are just three ways in which video games are making a difference. Shortly after they were first introduced people feared how video games would damage the brain and now we know they can improve brain function.