Brain tune-up from action video game play

June 14, 2016

Video Game Controller

Over the past 15 years numerous studies have found that playing action video games such as “Call of Duty” helps cognitive functioning.

In an article for Scientific American, brain and cognitive sciences professor Daphne Bavelier and alumnus C. Shawn Green, now an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explain how shooting zombies and fending off enemy troops virtually can enhance brain skills such as visual acuity, reaction time, and multitasking.