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Strategy Games Good for Keeping Your Brain Sharp

by Rainier on Dec. 26, 2008 @ 4:17 a.m. PST

In a month-long study of 40 adults in their 60s and 70s, researchers found that those who learned to play a strategy-heavy video game (Rise of Nations) improved their scores on a number of tests of memory, reasoning and the ability to multitask, indicating that video games that keep players on their toes might help older adults keep their brains sharp.
In a month-long study of 40 adults in their 60s and 70s, researchers found that those who learned to play a strategy-heavy video game (Rise of Nations) improved their scores on a number of tests of memory, reasoning and the ability to multitask, indicating that video games that keep players on their toes might help older adults keep their brains sharp.
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