Why 3-D video games might actually be good for your child
Research finds evidence these complex and immersive games may boost memory and can stimulate the brain
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 - 5:50 AM
In a new study, trained college students were asked to play either "Angry Birds", a simple 2-D game, or "Super Mario 3-D World" (left), an intricate 3-D game. Later, in memory tests designed to activate the brain's hippocampus, the group that played the 3-D game improved its scores by some 12 per cent, while the 2-D cohort showed no significant progress.
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