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Running head : HOW VIDEO GAMES BENEFIT YOUR BRAIN How Video Games Benefit Your Brain

@inproceedings{Feng2008RunningH,
  title={Running head : HOW VIDEO GAMES BENEFIT YOUR BRAIN How Video Games Benefit Your Brain},
  author={Jing Feng and Ian Spence},
  year={2008}
}
After more than three decades of development, video games are now increasingly used for purposes other than entertainment. These games play a role in fields as diverse as education, cognitive training, physical exercise, and rehabilitation. Developing a good game for meaningful purposes requires a comprehensive understanding of the critical characteristics that trigger the training benefits. In this paper, we present a comparative psychological analysis of the cognitive requirements of several… Expand

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