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December 15, 2008

Local study on gaming and older adults

" A new study found that adults in their 60s and 70s can improve a number of cognitive functions by playing a strategic video game that rewards nation-building and territorial expansion.

This is the first such study of older adults, and it is the first to find such pronounced effects on cognitive skills not directly related to the skills learned in the video game, said University of Illinois psychology professor Arthur Kramer, an author on the study.

The research appears this month in the journal Psychology & Aging."

See the full press release here:
http://news.illinois.edu/news/08/1211gamers.html

Browse the journal the article appears in (Psychology and Aging) here:
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/orr/get.php?instid=447418

Posted by undergrad at December 15, 2008 10:49 AM

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