Video Games Could Actually Make You Smarter

Videos games are rarely portrayed in a positive light. They’re seen as violent, antisocial and addictive. But they could be making you smarter, new research shows.

“A lot of people still view video games as a time-wasting activity even though research is beginning to show their beneficial aspects,” says Aaron Berard, a graduate student and lead author of the study.

Scientists compared a group of nine habitual gamers to a control group composed of people who rarely ever game, reports Daily Mail. They surmised that since gamers are required to constantly take on new tasks, they are better able to problem-solve.

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