Slowing Mental Decay By Playing a Video Game!
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Research from the University of Iowa has found that people who are 50 and older who played only ten hours of a game priming their mental processing skills and speed delayed declines by seven years in cognitive skills.
Fredric Wolinsky, Professor in the UI College of Public Health and lead author, and his colleagues separated 681 healthy medical patients into four groups. One group was given crossword puzzles, while the other three groups got to play a video game called “Road Tour” (now renamed “Double Decision”). “The game starts off with an assessment to determine your current speed of processing. Whatever it is, the training can help you get about 70 percent faster,” Wolinsky was quoted as saying.
For more information, go to: http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/03/want-slow-mental-decay-play-video-game
SOURCE: PLOS One, May 2013
Click Here for a free weekly email with Ivanhoe's latest Medical Breakthroughs.