Imagine a sight: Eyes staring straight forward, backs caved, thumbs endlessly mashing buttons: It’s a sight to make any parent flinch. Especially if throat-slitting, rapid gunfire, body-splitting, and other gruesome acts are involved in the game.
All video games are not bad for all kids. In fact, many studies have shown games as the powerful brain-training tools that can enhance cognitive skills such as concentration, visual attention, navigation, task switching and multitasking, all while concurrently increasing the accuracy and speed. The right kind of game can have tremendous educational value, and the playing offers a mental workout that prepares kids for life off-screen.
And you know what’s the most surprising thing about the research? Can you guess the best type of game for your child’s brain? If you’re thinking along the lines of education & skills, guess again. The answer can really astonish you. They are the Shooter or violent video games! These are games where you have to hunt the zombies, kill the bad guys, war games or things like that.
Children involved in shooter video game condition show more accurately and faster attention, allocation, higher spatial resolution in obvious processing, and improved mental rotation skills.
These games not only gives the equivalent formal education, but also retain the real-life skills. The dimensional skills change from playing commercially available shooter video games to the effects of formal courses that are aimed at enhancing these same skills. Various spatial skills can be trained with shooter video games in a comparatively brief period that these training benefits should last over an extended period, and crucially gets transferred to other related tasks outside the video game context.
In addition to these psychological benefits, video games are meant to improve emotional, motivational, and social development in children, especially nowadays when the gaming industry produces more complex and diverse games.
Hence, the Benefits of Playing Video Games are certainly the game-changer in this era.
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