World of Warcraft boosts cognitive functioning in older adults

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 15:30 in Psychology & Sociology

For some older adults, the online video game World of Warcraft (WoW) may provide more than an opportunity for escapist adventure. Researchers have found that playing WoW boosted cognitive functioning for older adults – particularly those who had scored poorly on cognitive ability tests before playing the game.

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