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Nantendo: How video games made for kids can be awesome for seniors

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. 

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Article source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nantendo-video-games-aging-1.5010046?cmp=rss

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