Review: Video games can boost brain power

This Morning

Are you, or your children, a fan of playing video games? What may seem like a fun time waster, can also be beneficial to your health.

According to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, first person shooters can improve perception, cognition, and critical thinking.

Games like Call of Duty can do this because it involves the player making very quick and accurate decisions.

While many believe these games can lead to criminal, or even violent behavior, no link has ever been found to jump to that conclusion.

If first person shooters are not your thing, real time strategy games can also boost your brain power. 

On ABC9 News This Morning, Jessica Rae and Scott Larson chatted about this new study.

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