A new study has shown that older people may benefit in the head department from playing taxing games, Reuters reports.
In a study of 40 adults in their 60s and 70s, researchers found that those who learned to play a strategy-heavy video game improved their scores on a number of tests of cognitive function.
Men and women who trained in the game for about a month showed gains in tests of memory, reasoning and the ability to “multi-task.”
The game they were playing? Rise of Nations. Who’d have thunk it.
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