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Bejeweled Yields Cognitive Benefit in Older Adults

donniebaseball23 (1888144) writes | more than 3 years ago

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donniebaseball23 (1888144) writes "PopCap Games and University of Massachusetts Amherst psychology researcher Susan K. Whitbourne, Ph.D. have released the results of a survey targeting the habits of older and younger gamers. Interestingly, PopCap’s Bejeweled Blitz was found to be a good cognitive training tool for older adults. Of those who play Bejeweled Blitz on a regular basis, 47 percent of adults over 50 reported feeling “sharper” while performing other tasks, and nearly 24 percent of adults over 65 felt that their pattern recognition improved. Dr. Whitbourne intends to conduct a series of studies looking into the value of gaming for older audiences."
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similar_name (1164087) | more than 3 years ago | (#37402230)

They 'feel sharper'? I guess lots of drugs make you smarter too.
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