Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?
Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?
Folks often believe that video games rot a kid's mind, but a new study argues the opposite could be true.

Children actually might get a brain boost from playing hour after hour of video games, researchers report.

American kids between 9 and 10 years of age who spent more time playing video games experienced a significant increase in their intelligence scores when retested two years later -- amounting to an extra 2.5 IQ points above the average.

Other forms of screen time -- watching videos or chatting on social media -- had neither a positive nor negative effect on a kid's intelligence, the researchers found. The study received no funding from the video game industry.

What's your reaction?


0 comment

Write the first comment for this!

Facebook Conversations

Disqus Conversations