For the very first time. researchers are seriously investigating
what exactly gaming can do for you. Scientists. therapists. and
sociologists alike are discovering that GAMING BAN CHANGE YOU
with 1. 6 gamers to every ILS. household, the case
for video games deserves some serious consideration.
Here' s a look at some remarkable gaming goodness:
VIRTUAL REALITY HELPED TREAT THE PAIN OF A .‘ i BURNER MARINE.
The game. Snowfield put him in a wll snowball fight
while surgeons operated on his burns.
With the game. he thought about
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Without the game. he thought
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of the time. .
OTHER VIRTUAL REALITY TREATMENTS:
lets people with arachnophobia
face a tiny spider at their own pace.
clarly Bathroom takes people with CCD through messier and
messier bathrooms. helping them overcome their anxiety.
Chm Fortune simulates a bar with casino games to help gambling
addicts resist their temptations.
VINE GAMES ARE GREAT FDR :
65% of gamers play their games with a friend present.
Milne games like World at Warcraft and planescape
are brimming with people and adventures.
wow alone has our
I . of married couples said playing like World of
Warcraft together had a positive meet on their marriage
I out of 5 Us and " Internet users play social games for more than
q of users" Focebook activity is spent on social
L games like Words with Friends and Farmville.
Video games can improve early literacy in ' and 5 year
olds, especially letter recognition and story comprehension.
Fortune SDI] companies. like IBM. Cisco, and
Cold Stone Creamery. use some form of iii W W E E
gaming for training purposes.
GAMES MAJOR RESEARCH EFFORTS:
In Galaxy Zoo, people classify objects seen by the Hubble telescope.
real galaxies and celestial bodies were
classified in the game' s first year.
in Eleen's and Fowl. players solve t I)
biochemical puzzles. helping mm. mm"
scientists better understand genetics. f 's''" 'U
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Coll of Duty and Hula players performed 30
n to 50% better than monolayers at making
out details in clutter and managing events.
Kids who played new for an minutes ht.
a day for three months had a thicker r.. v' i' tall" t,),,
cortex than those who didn' t play 'Y'''
The cortex is believed to process coordination and visual information.)
Workouts in games like Mi Fit and Kmart
At Fitness can boost stamina and heart rate levels.
Researchers use games to monitor the health
of senior citizens. Their efforts can predict q
an illness or even a patient‘: risk of falling.
1 HOUR y Action games sharpen vision and
help cure , aka "lazy eye."
ta In one hour. some games can do what
an eye patch does In 500 hours.
Surgeons that gamed were 27% faster at
procedures and made an fewer more
compared to those that didn' t. '
Games are now seriously integrated into the treatment of mental
and physical health. early development, and rehabilitation. But as
with anything. moderation is key.
Past hours. benefits from
gaming decrease and the effects turn harmful.
Americans sense at moderation will need to develop alongside
than new and exciting advancements in highly virtual games.
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