Rise of Nations makes old brains work better, says study

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 22 December 2008 07:53 GMT

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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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