Video games have evolved a lot over the years as the age group involved with video games has changed. Video games are no longer limited to kids but adults play them as well. Senior citizens have adopted video games as well and are seeing beneficial results to their health. The negative rep that video games had generated for allegedly promoting violence is not being countered with tons of positive benefits of playing video games. Here are the top 10 benefits of playing video games.
In 2010, researchers presented evidence at the American Pain Society's annual scientific meeting that video games, specifically ones with an emphasis on virtual reality, have proven The study found that when people undergoing chemotherapy or other serious treatments were immersed in a virtual gaming world, they reported significantly less stress and fear. In addition, those being treated for burn wounds found a decline in their pain ratings by rates of 30 to 50 percent.
Recently there was another school shooting in the Pacific Northwest. Several astute Facebook posters proclaimed that violent video games are one of the big causes of violence in these school shootings. Surprise, surprise we disagree. Listen in and chime in with your opinion.