Video games have positive effects on children’s intelligence, research
STOCKHOLM: Parents often resent having their children sit in front of a computer or TV screen for hours, and some parents worry that doing so could make their children dull. Is.
But a new study suggests that playing video games a little longer than average can help boost children’s intelligence.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied how American children’s screen habits are related to their ability to understand over time.
The study found that children who spent more time playing video games had more intelligence than children who did, while watching TV or social media had no positive or negative effects.
The findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports.
How this habit of spending too much time in front of children’s screens can affect their health and whether it has any positive or negative effects on their ability to understand is a hot topic.
In a recent study, researchers from the Karolinska Institute and the University of Virginia in Amsterdam looked at the relationship between on-screen spending habits and intelligence.
More than 9,000 American boys and girls participated in the study. Numerous psychological tests were performed to measure the mental abilities of nine- or ten-year-olds.
Children and their parents were asked how much time they spend watching TV and videos, playing video games and social media.
Two years later, a slightly larger number of the 5,000 children who took part in the study were re-examined, in which they were asked to repeat the same psychological test.
This gave the researchers an opportunity to analyze how the performance of one test of children differed from another.