Age matters: The effect of onset age of video game play on task-switching abilities.

@article{Hartanto2016AgeMT,
  title={Age matters: The effect of onset age of video game play on task-switching abilities.},
  author={Andree Hartanto and Wei Xing Toh and Hwajin Yang},
  journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics},
  year={2016},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={
          1125-36
        }
}
Although prior research suggests that playing video games can improve cognitive abilities, recent empirical studies cast doubt on such findings (Unsworth et al., 2015). To reconcile these inconsistent findings, we focused on the link between video games and task switching. Furthermore, we conceptualized video-game expertise as the onset age of active video-game play rather than the frequency of recent gameplay, as it captures both how long a person has played video games and whether the… CONTINUE READING
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