According to some recent reports, video games improve cognitive and perceptual skills, hand-eye coordination and even social skills. It seems that games are not just a waste of time, but are powerful tools and can have many positive effects we didn’t expect they could.
Video Games Improve Hand-Eye Coordination
The process of hand-eye coordination occurs when the eyes receive information and send it to the brain which uses it to coordinate with the hands to perform an activity.
Hand-eye coordination skills can be improved by practicing and exercising. One way to do so is by playing action video games. For some kids this seems to be the best way.
Video games are useful in this because the gamer must use his or her hands and fingers to respond to the information seen on the screen. Children can benefit from this practice even before they can read and write well.
As we get older some skills such as hand-eye coordination, motor skills and reflexes, need some sharpening, so it is wise to be involved in some game or sport.
Video Games Improve Social Skills
Computer and console gaming improve social interaction skills and social development. I suppose you are asking: “Where did this come from?” I didn’t make this up, it’s the conclusion of recent research reports.
There where days when gamers were seen as being social outcasts. They were lonely people with machines for friends, but now things have changed. The main factor is the internet and online games.
The researchers claim that three quarters of gamers play against other people whether it was off line or on line. Gamers can work off their anger and feel relaxed, plus they don’t have to feel alone. They can work together with their gaming friends becoming more socially responsible.
Video Games Improve Cognitive and Perceptual Skills.
Researchers claim that some video games can have advantageous effects, improving gamers skillfulness and their ability to solve problems. They came to the conclusion that playing video games can improve cognitive and perceptual skills.
Children who often play video games like: arcade games, action games, horse games, improve their concentration and math skills. When playing on line, gamers also discuss their strategies and thoughts, developing informal scientific reasoning practices.
Gamers deal with a number of varied tasks at the same time. They notice new enemies, follow existing enemies, and avoid getting damaged, among other tasks. Such efforts may result in improved visual skills.Video games also improve ones driving skills, because they require focus and manual agility.
Smart children might use the results of these reports and say they can’t stop playing because they are improving their skills and so improving their future.