The brain of a gamer is superior to that of a non-gamer, at least according to new research conducted by Georgia State University.

According to the authors, the new findings show that video games can be used as tools to hone the ability to make decisions based on feelings.

“A very large proportion of young people play video games for more than three hours per week, but the benefits for the brain and decision-making ability are not yet fully understood,” said one of the authors, Professor Mukesh.

“Our work provides some answers to that problem.

The main author of the study, Tim Jordan, directly brought his own experience into the scientific report, wanting to emphasize the effects of video games in brain training.

Mr. Jordan affirmed that thanks to video games, his weak eyes were able to analyze images, which later helped him play both lacrosse and paintball.

Research shows gamers have better decision-making skills with increased brain activity

To confirm the benefits of video games on the brain, Mr. Jordan selected 47 college-aged volunteers, of which 28 played video games and 19 were non-gamers.

The volunteers lay in an MRI machine to observe brain signals, their eyes tracking a moving dot on a mirror placed in front of them.

The results showed that the group of people who played games reacted faster and more accurately.

“The results suggest that the act of playing video games has the potential to enhance [the process of] forming perceptions, observations, or action associations to improve decision-making skills,” the authors wrote in the paper.

The two indicators of speed and accuracy are also not affected by each other, researchers also pointed out that gamers all scored high in the two indicators mentioned above.

“The fact that speed and accuracy do not influence each other suggests that video gaming can serve as a cognitive test when it is coupled with decision-making ability,” the authors concluded.

According to ScitechDaily