Video games have evolved a lot over the years as the age group involved in video games has changed. Today not only children are playing video games but adults and also seniors are playing too. The prejudice parents are having against video games is not true, like gaming is not making you violent it also has its own positive aspects and benefits. Here are the top 5 benefits of playing video games.
1. Improves decision-making skills
Video games require quick decision making and help children to improve their cognitive ability and the ability to make quick decisions. The player needs to make split-second decisions that will determine whether or not he or she will advance to the next level for example. Video games don’t have to be boring to be educational. Any video game can help in improving the decision-making skills of a child.
2. Improves attention and concentration
Video games especially action games have proven to be able to capture the player’s attention for the entire period of the game. Video games require a lot of focus for unfolding your complete skill and for example time flies by much faster because you are completely engrossed in the game. This helps children improving the ability to focus.
3. Helps against stress and depression
It’s common to try to distract ourselves from pain by paying attention to something else or focusing on other body mechanisms. Video games are a great way to reduce stress and fight depression. They are so immersive that winning in a video game gives us a sense of achievement as high as winning in real life. This helps in reducing stress and also fights depression and loneliness. Playing video games at the end of the day is a better stress reliever than watching TV.
4. Better communication and social skills
Many people worry that playing video games will make their children anti-social. But the truth is that video games can actually help in improving communication and social skills. Team games like CSGO, any battle royale games or just Minecraft require concise and clear communication. Many other games now have a social element to them and children meet new people online and learn to make new friends. At the same time, the connection to older friends gets stronger and stronger through being able to play at every time together. It has been seen that playing multiplayer games online helps in improving team spirit in children just like playing real-life games and sports like football.
5. Better vision
The ability to discern slight differences in shades of gray, or contrast sensitivity, is the primary limiting factor in how well someone sees. Action video games train the brain to process the existing visual information more efficiently. After playing regular one month some hours a day it could help you to read one or two lines further down on an optician’s eye chart.