How gaming affects your hippocampus

3D Video Games Can Help Boost Memory Formation

Results suggest novel approaches to maintaining cognition as we age. Don’t put that controller down just yet. Playing three-dimensional video games – besides being lots of fun – can boost the formation of memories, according to University of California, Irvine neurobiologists. Along with adding to the trove of research that shows these games can improve eye-hand coordination and reaction time, this finding shows the potential for novel virtual approaches to helping people who lose memory as they age or suffer from dementia. ….[READ]

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