Gamers have been through enough trouble, while the whole world labelled them as social and lacking communication skills. A bunch of researchers fought to establish their ground. There has always been a debate whether gaming helps or hinders your progress. It is time for all those gamers to cheer up! After reading this your parents might actually buy you a video game themselves, and the likelihood simply increases with these amazing Ebay discount coupons.
Coming back to why video games are better, here are some of the many reasons:
Hand eye co-ordination.
Most video games tap onto this skill and with enough practice you do become perfect. Computer games improve your hand eye co-ordination along with good spatial judgment. If you know when to fire that gun, or exactly when to launch that angry bird, the perfect time to jump, duck, skip and fly, you’re doing pretty well on this skill.
Playing a game seems easy, only until you start playing it! You don’t have all the time in the world and you better come up with a quick solution or the game is over. Once you become efficient at this you are already better at problem solving than your non-gaming counterparts! You can think on your feet and are better at evaluating your choices and finding the best alternative, all at God speed! (Okay, maybe a little slower than that.)
Planning and multitasking
Try playing a multi-player game where you don’t have a plan. You’ll probably be out in the first 10 seconds. Gamers spend a lot of time strategizing and planning and also come up with a lot of plan Bs. If you throw a surprise at them, they can effectively shift to deal with the new situation at hand and tackle it effortlessly too. Along with coordinating they are also great at multitasking.
Memory and comprehension
Playing a game is no joke, you have to remember several features, maps, instruction, rules of the game and loop holes that your brilliant mind finds! They have the ability to remember these details and put them to use when required, great presence of mind and understanding of the situation I’d say.
They’re quick at recognizing information and also associating it with other things, or what we call joining the dots! You need not spell out things for them; they’ll figure it out by themselves. It helps to locate and identify items in a visual field. That’s probably how you can still spot those earphones under that tee-shirt on the bed.
Gaming isn’t just about hitting the keys on the keyboard and firing randomly. It requires skill, and those who have can go flaunt it now! The next time you try explaining this to someone you could begin with the phrase ‘research says…’ Research says people listen to you more carefully after those words.
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