Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
Video gamers may have the same mental agility as bilingual people – an ability to swap out one task and bring another online quickly, which is useful in multitasking and is linked to lifelong mental acuity. A study at Toronto’s York University showed that gamers performed like bilinguals in hard mental tests, and that bilingual gamers were even better.
I’m not much of a gamer (although I’d think it would apply to power users in a more general way) but I’m quite happy finding out that I’m more intelligent than average (which is nothing new) and, more importantly, that my brain will age better than yours!
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