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Not long ago politicians, parents as well as some researchers spoke loudly about the negative effects of computer games. Now when scientific research from several fields shows the benefits the choir of negativism has been reduced to individual shouts with a decreasing audience. On the contrary, terms like serious games and gamification is trending. With the aim to use games and game-mechanisms to improve engagement, learning and skills development. Even shooter-games has proven to have positive effects to train the brain’s capacity in the form of specific cognitive functions, research by the psychologists Daphne Bavelier and C. Shawn Green shows. Source: Scientific American

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