Brain Training & Fitness, Brain Training Research

You Mean Video Games Won’t Make Me Smarter?

Sorry, kids. As fun as they are to play, video games won’t make you smarter. In a very large study, researchers from the University of Liverpool could not find any evidence that showed a relationship between playing video games and enhanced cognitive ability. In fact, they found that the only improvements were on how well the games were played. So, practice will help you “level up” in the game but probably not in school.

Psychological Bulletin, 2017, 144(2)

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