For most of our lives, we’ve been told that video games are bad for us. They keep us inside and in a sedentary position staring at a screen for hours at a time. Some parents even go so far as to tell their kids that playing too many video games will make them brain dead. But the more science analyzes video games, the more we begin to see that most of that is entirely untrue.
In fact, several scientific studies are now starting to show that playing video games can be helpful on several fronts. Video games can help to improve hand-eye coordination and reaction time, in addition to improving a person’s memory and problem-solving abilities. In short, playing video games can actually make you smarter.