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February 24, 2012

Games research in the news.

The bad: Children with deficits in attention and impulse control tend to play more games, while children in general who spend a lot of time game playing may go on to develop problems with attention and impulsivity.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223104118.htm

The good: Older adults with poor scores in cognitive ability benefit from playing the MMORPG, World of Warcraft, with "significant improvement in both spatial ability and focus for participants who scored low on the initial baseline tests."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120222132255.htm


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