Does playing video games rot your brain? Or do they point toward a digital fountain of youth?
A new study shows that gaming can actually have big cognitive benefits for seniors — not the target market, shall we say, of console and game manufacturers.
But before you rush out to buy Nan a Nintendo, the researchers say that what’s really important isn’t the video games, it’s believing that you’re never too old to try something new.
We spoke with a researcher at Memorial University’s Aging Research Centre, and asked a group of senior citizens to pick up a video game controller for the first time in their lives, and give their brains a workout.
Click the video above to see what we found out.
Article source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nantendo-video-games-aging-1.5010046?cmp=rss