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Science says gamers are better learners



For a long time gamers have had to deal with the stigma promoting them as stupid people getting stupider by staring into a screen for long hours at a time.  While TV might not be doing much for you, gaming falls into it's own category thanks to it's basic requirement of forcing gamers to use their twitch reactions and snap decision-making powers.

According to lead researcher Daphne Bavelier,... games helps our brains become more efficient at building models, or “templates,” of the world, which enables us to better predict what will happen next. “The better the template, the better the performance,” she explains in a news-release. “And now we know playing action video games actually fosters better templates.”

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