Researchers Discover Brains Benefit From Playing 40 Hours of StarCraft

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Innomasta

Any mentally engaging task will improve cognition, whether it be Starcraft or a game of chess

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vrmlbasic

I wonder what would have resulted had they compared the results from the StarCraft group to one which had played a more complex RTS (ie:most every other RTS)?

I think that the study was correct in not addressing those other concerns as I believe that the scope of a study should be as narrow as possible; if they want to do a study on Starcraft and violence (and we already know the answer to that) or Starcraft playing and health then they should make other studies specifically for those purposes.

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EKRboi

Gee. Imagine that?! Actually using your brain is great for cognitive development! And here I thought it would be better for me to spend my indoor free time watching Honey Boo Boo instead of playing video games. Who woulda thunk it? =)

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Rift2

Duck Dynasty would have the same effect.

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thematejka

This.