“A great deal of research examines whether or not video games actually improve cognitive function or ability, and the results have been mixed.” This debate has been going on since someone had the idea that games could be used to teach. “Even if you’re familiar with recent research that says that brain training games don’t make you a smarter person, some other preliminary research indicates that it’s not video games as a medium at issue, but the types of games you play. That means that answering the question “Can video games make you smarter” begins with asking what you’re looking to gain by playing them.”
Alan Henry at Lifehacker, reviews some of the issues in his blog. Read the entire article here….