3D Video Game Boosts Cognitive Performance in Older Adults

A report out of Washington, via jagran.com states that a study found that a specially designed 3-D video game can reverse some of the negative effects of ageing on the brain and improve cognitive performance in older adults.

In the game developed by researchers at University of California, San Francisco, participants race a car around a winding track while a variety of road signs pop up. Drivers are instructed to keep an eye out for a specific type of sign, while ignoring all the rest, and to press a button whenever that particular sign appears.

The need to switch rapidly from driving to responding to the signs – multitasking – generates interference in the brain that undermines performance. The researchers found that this interference increases dramatically across the adult lifespan.

Read more at: http://post.jagran.com/3d-video-game-boosts-cognitive-performance-in-older-adults-1378390351#sthash.T4RLtEhV.dpuf

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