Can memory improve by playing 3D video games? | J Neuroscience

Curated by Laurie Barclay, MD Takeaway Training naive video gamers in a rich 3D, but not 2D, video game significantly improved hippocampus-associated cognition and memory formation. Study design/methods For 2 weeks, non-gamer college students played either a passive, 2-D video game (“Angry Birds”) or an intricate 3D game (“Super Mario 3D World”) for 30 minutes/day. Before and after training, they underwent complex learning/memory testing involving the hippocampus. Key Results Memory did not improve in 2-D gamers, but in 3-D video gamers, memory increased by ~12%, which is similar to the typical decline from age 45 to 70. Limitations Findings might not apply to older or cognitive…


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