Nowadays many people enjoy unwinding and letting off steam by playing an interactive video game. As a matter of fact, video games have become so popular nowadays that more than 68% of American households have at least one member that plays on a regular basis according to a recent report by the Association of Entertainment Software.
Another cognitive research conducted by scientists at the University of Rochester unveiled a new hidden positive attribute to computer gaming. The researchers discovered that regular gamers develop not just gaming skills but a specific part of their brains responsible for cognitive reasoning. In other words, regular gamers think faster and make better decisions. By playing games, especially quick paced first person shooters, people not only improve their decision making, but a wide range of general transferable skills that could be implemented in terms of multitasking, navigation, driving and even reading complex texts.
Overall, the brain of an action game player is much more effective at collecting the necessary spacial, visual and auditory information thus making sense of it quicker and arriving at the right conclusions faster than an average person.