Video Games Are Good For Us. Really!

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Improved vision, more focused attention, more efficient multi-tasking, and improved spatial cognition are just a few of the benefits of playing video games.

"The non-gamers had to think a lot more and use a lot more of the workhorse parts of their brains for eye-hand coordination. Whereas the gamers really didn't have to use that much brain at all, and they just used these higher cognitive centers to do it."

Listen to today's NPR report by Michelle Trudeau for more on the story.