If a child or adult plays videogames, how does that affect IQ?

The Wall Street Journal:

Recent studies linking increases in adults’ cognitive performance to playing action videogames have sparked a lot of interest. People who are trained to play fast-paced, unpredictable games tend to score higher in the lab on tests of such skills as spotting a fast-moving target, tracking multiple objects and grasping visual information quickly, according to a research review published in 2008 in Psychology and Aging.

While the findings are promising, “there isn’t enough solid evidence to recommend to anyone to play videogames for the sole purpose of improving IQ,” partly because of questions about the studies’ methodology, says Walter Boot, an assistant professor of psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal

Leave a comment below and continue the conversation.

Comments

Leave a comment.

Comments go live after a short delay. Thank you for contributing.

(required)

(required)