The simple trick that can improve your attention span by 5%: Playing a video game can boost brainpower (but you'll need to play for at least an hour)
While some view videogames as a waste of time, researchers have found that spending time in these virtual worlds can actually enhance your perception and attention skills.
People who play between one and five hours a week are able to process visual information five percent more accurately than those who don't play at all, finds a new study.
These findings suggest that those who play video games are faster and more efficient at processing rapidly-presented stimuli.
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WHAT DID THE STUDY FIND? Nottingham Trent University asked 43 participants to perform observation tasks... read more