Video games have existed for a long time now. They have gradually evolved, having come a long way since they were first invented. From manufacturing and sale of video games alone, different manufacturers have been able to create employment and generated a considerable amount of money in the form of profits from sales of video games. Unlike a long time ago when the video games were associated with young kids, today even the aged play them and enjoy. Psychologists have been able to link gaming with several health benefits to the point of recommending patients to certain types of video games for better reflex and coordination.
Benefits associated with playing video games
Videos games have been of great help especially when it comes to coordination. People who pay video games have been observed, and it was found that they tend to have better eye-hand coordination. This concept is so widely used today, such that surgeons play video games to train their overall coordination of the eye, mind, and hand. Gaming has been linked to better motor skill developments, enabling one to make decisive decisions fast when doing physical activities.
Good for cognitive health
Certain types of games will require you to put your mind fully into it. This means you increase your level of concentration while playing. Therefore, gaming will help your overall cognitive function. Gaming will help you be more attentive, perceptive, focused and creative at the same time. People who suffer from memory lapse, age-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia, are encouraged to take up gaming to increase their level of awareness.
Sharpen decision making
Gaming more often will sharpen your decision-making skills. This is brought about by the split decisions you will have to make in the process of playing. Such skill usually translates to real world situation. You will find yourself making decisive decisions easily. Most games require critical thinking especially if it involves different stages to conquer. Clearing different stages over time will be a sign of mental development backed up with better decision making.
A long time ago, parents were concerned with kids spending too much time on the screen. Their main worry was too much exposure to the light emitted by the screen and the after effect. However, it was noted and confirmed by scientists that gaming in moderation actually improves eyesight. Since the brain is the main engine here, it tends to make the eyesight develop progressively over time through gaming. In some experiment, participants with single eye problem used the bad eye while obscuring the good one and after some time, the bad eye improved remarkably.