More and more evidence show the positive effects of video games on vision, attention and other cognitive skills such as decision-making capacity.
We recommend this link where Eduard Punset interview the neuropsycologist Daphne Bavelier, and indicate the beneficial effects of action video games:
For several years we are working with video games in the Unit of Vision in Area Oftalmologica Avanzada, and we have seen that the recovery of vision in children and adults with amblyopia (lazy eye), was much more effective with video games than with traditional exercises, the stimulus used allowed improving the dynamic vision, movement, contrast sensitivity, attention and other cognitive abilities and, most importantly, so funny, looking for motivation.
On this basis we have created different games and we have selected some of the market in order to help our patients, recovering lazy eye, treating retinal diseases, glaucoma, and also cases where it is intended to improve certain skills, such as driving in people of age, after certain surgeries such as cataract or to increase visual abilities in sportsmen and peripheral vision or what we call “collision time”, indispensable for drivers of cars and motorcycles and for tennis players, to return a serve that reaches more than 200 Km / h.
One area where we have seen a greater benefit with video games is in the treatment of learning disorders, ADHD and dyslexia; in these cases we have seen a very different evolution also in children and adults when performing therapy games.
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