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Gaming for Health

A recent article in GamePolitics talks about something I've known intuitively for a long time: that games are good for you. From promoting analytical skill development, to encouraging quick thinking, games are an excellent form of mental exercise. And while there is an emerging body of work that supports the idea that this exercise helps one avoid the negative effects of aging on the mind, there is still no consensus as to how or why this works.

Comments on Gaming for Health
  Comment from Blogger MacFurious at Thursday, March 23, 2006 2:12:00 AM
Again, as much as I hate to do so, I agree with you. It has been mentioned in many mental health publications that I have read that there are many effects of old age that can be staved off with but simple mental exercises. That's why I'll be a gamer till the day I die. :)

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