Recently there was the study that excessive computer games playing can hurt your earnings. Now to balance it out comes this: regular gamers are ‘fast and accurate information processors’ both on and off screen (source Science Daily).
Researchers at the University of Rochester found that as gamers improved on their favourite game, they also performed better at a variety of lab tests. Apparently, all those hours spent playing games enhance ‘mental rotation skills, visual and spatial memory, and tasks requiring divided attention.’
Good for increasing your reaction time in every day life, and – so say the researchers – useful for slowing down some of the cognitive affects of aging too.