However, on the other side play games also provides many benefits, such as to reduce stress, improve motor skills and improve your eye sight, and more.
Related to that, there are seven health benefits of playing the game, as quoted theweek, Monday (03/11/2013), including:
Chronic Illness Therapy for Children
The University of Utah examined the effects of video games on children diagnosed with chronic diseases such as autism, depression, and Parkinson’s disease.
The children who play particular game showed signs of improvement in the resistance and fighting spirit in the face of their disease than those who do not play games.
Improve motor skills Kids Preschool (3-5 years)
Researchers from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, said it’s OK to let kids ages four years playing video games in front of the television.
From 53 toddlers who observed their development, it was found that those who play the “interactive game” will have the motor skills to the object better than those who do not.
Reduce Stress and Depression
2009′s Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine found the Gamers who have mental health problems such as stress and depression, can vent their frustration by playing video games.
This study provides a hypothesis that certain games will allow them to avoid a certain level of stress. Thus helping them to calm the mind.
Providing Pain Relief Effect
Video games not only reduce emotional pain, but also those who suffer from physical pain.
One psychologist University of Washington develops a game that can help hospital patients who suffer from physical pain.
Improve Your Vision
You may often hear that sitting too long in front of the TV is not good for the eyes. But there is a developmental psychologist Visual Development Lab of Ontario’s McMaster University dr. Dephen Maurer finding different results.
He said people suffering from cataract can improve their vision by play shooting games like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. Games that require the amount of attention, training, and high adrenaline.
Improve Your Decision Making Skills
Most video games require quick reactions in a split second to make decisions regarding life and death virtual character.
The cognitive neuroscientists from the University of Rochester in New York found that games can provide a lot of brain games to infer information.
Giving happiness in old age
Researchers from North Carolina State University examined the relationship between playing video games with the mental well-being.
“Those who love to play video games have a higher level of happiness, while those not playing video games actually contained negative emotions such as depression,” said a researcher at PsychCentral Rick Nauert.