Video games have long been seen as the culprit behind poor, lackadaisical performances in school. As such, many parents have forced their children to part ways with their video games, grounding them if they decide to do otherwise. Latest research, however, shows that parents … [Read more...] about Can Playing Video Games Make You Smarter?
The Cognitive Benefits of Navigating Without GPS
Global Positioning Systems or GPS technologies are nifty tools that can help you roam around the city sans the worry of getting lost or having a hard time getting to your destination. But did you know that those who do not use them may actually be smarter than those who do? … [Read more...] about The Cognitive Benefits of Navigating Without GPS
Can Playing Games Make You Smarter?
If, for a long time now, you have been trying so hard to shake off the addictive habit of playing games in a variety of forms, you will feel relieved to know that it may not be that bad at all. In fact, playing board and video games, or even competitive sports, may make you … [Read more...] about Can Playing Games Make You Smarter?
What it Takes to Live a Happy Life: A Harvard Study Answers the Question
The Grant Study at Harvard is one of the longest running longitudinal studies in psychology/neuroscience, and specifically human development. The study started out in 1938, and followed 268 Harvard graduates throughout their lifespan. The purpose of this 75 year study was to … [Read more...] about What it Takes to Live a Happy Life: A Harvard Study Answers the Question
Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?
Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD. Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person's expertise in the game can easily … [Read more...] about Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?