Psychology & Psychiatry

Action video games to fight dyslexia

A study conducted by BCBL, the Basque research center, reveals that action video games improve visual attention and reading ability, two deficits suffered by people with dyslexia. The objective is to use the most useful elements ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Action games expand the brain's cognitive abilities

The human brain is malleable—it learns and adapts. Numerous research studies have focused on the impact of action video games on the brain by measuring cognitive abilities, such as perception, attention and reaction time. ...

Neuroscience

Startup Cognivive plans games as digital therapies

A startup company founded by a University of California, Davis, neuroscientist is developing video games that act as "digital medicine" to treat children with cognitive impairments, as well as people with cognitive limitations ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genre may impact cognitive training using video games

Video games are quickly becoming a hot topic in cognitive training. Many see them as a potential tool to help patients improve their performance and memory, yet little is known about how different types of video games may ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal suggests. Why? Because in many cases, gaming can do more ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What types of video games improve brain function?

From "brain games" designed to enhance mental fitness, to games used to improve real-world problems, to games created purely to entertain, today's video games can have a variety of potential impacts on the brain. A new article ...