Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Relax everyone. The answer is yes.

And you can be informed of this fact via a cute little hand drawn video that will summarise all the research for you in a twee, quirky manner that is easily digestible. Good-o.

Games apparently help our literally grow the grey matter responsible for memory. Also, we are super good at attention and a bunch of other stuff. Watch the above video and find out more!

Via Gizmodo

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    Really? Because with some of the comments I've seen in multiplayer games and game forums you would think it was the opposite.

      lol, this was the first thing which popped into my head also.......

        Just because a lot of people believe a certain piece of "information" doesn't make it true.

        Popular beliefs are just perceptions of reality after all.

      I think the operative word is "CAN," indicating the potential to increase intelligence or cognitive abilities. Whether it does or doesn't in certain cases is largely immaterial.

      I guess it varies like with anything. Smarter can be defined many ways. Just because you can remember many things at once does not make you brilliant at say... math? (or with many obvious examples; language.

    Title should say "Can Video Games Make You Smrter?"

      I am so smart, I am so smart, I am so smart, I am so smart, S-M-R-T, I mean S-M-A-R-T.

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk‎

    Games apparently help our literally grow I think you accidentally a word

    Me play game many time..........me lots smart..........study true..........

    Games apparently help our literally grow

    Bummer Mark..

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