Gaming: bad or good for your memory?

Violent video games, such as First Person Shooter games, are often accused in the media of making people more aggressive. However, the question is: do these games have also positive effects for our mental processes? Could gaming be a fast, easy way to improve your memory? 

Publication in Psychological Research

Colzato, L.S., van den Wildenberg, W., Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2013).
Action video gaming and cognitive control: Playing first person shooter games is associated with improvement in working memory but not action inhibition.
Psychological Research, 77, 234-239.


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Lorenza Colzato

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