Study: Physically-active video games ( ‘exergames’) boost cognition more than physical activity alone

— Active gaming is good for brain health and memory, finds study (University of Manchester release): “Video games which involve physical activity significantly boost our brain health as we get older, according to new research led by University of Manchester experts. Study authors Dr Emma Stanmore and Joseph Firth say systems that use physical activity for gaming such as Wii, and Xbox Kinect can boost brain functioning in people with neurological impairment, as well as keeping our minds healthy and active as we age. In the first ever analysis of all published evidence, the researchers aggregated data from 17 clinical trials examining the effects of active gaming on cognitive functioning across 926 people… “Physically-active video games have, according to our research, greater impact on brain functioning than regular physical activity alone – suggesting that their benefits are more than just moving around…The brain benefits may be because these activities are physically demanding, while also requiring concentration and cognitive effort, resulting in positive effects for body and brain.” The Study The effect of active video games on cognitive functioning in clinical and non-clinical populations: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews) Abstract: Physically-active video games (‘exergames’) have recently gained popularity for leisure and entertainment purposes. Using exerg...
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