Real-Time Strategy Game Training: Emergence of a Cognitive Flexibility Trait

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0070350

Training in action video games can increase the speed of perceptual processing. However, it is unknown whether video-game training can lead to broad-based changes in higher-level competencies such as cognitive flexibility, a core and neurally distributed component of cognition. To determine whether video gaming can enhance cognitive flexibility and, if so, why these changes occur, the current study compares two versions of a real-time strategy (RTS) game.

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