Playing Starcraft Video Games Makes Your Smarter

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Playing Starcraft Video Games Makes Your Smarter

Playing Starcraft, according to the study, “stresses rapid and simultaneous maintenance, assessment, and coordination between multiple information and action sources was sufficient to affect change.” The result of playing real-time strategy games such as Starcraft is “an underlying dimension of cognitive flexibility” across several laboratory tests.

“Cognitive flexibility is a trainable skill” according to the study.

In theory this means that in this case Starcraft 2, which is what the study was based on, is actually something that could make you smarter and is a trainable skill. (cognitive flexibility).

Playing Starcraft officially makes your mind fit and makes you stay sharp. How’s that for an advertisement for Starcraft? Too bad we’re not getting paid here.


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