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New research from Sapienza University in Rome shows that playing games boost connections between neurons that has an important role in the mental decline suffered by MS patients. “This means even a widespread and common use tool like video games can promote brain plasticity and can aid in cognitive rehabilitation for people with neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis,” Dr. Laura De Giglio at Sapienza University of Rome said. The study is based on 24 patients with cognitive impairment to 8 weeks of training with the video game, Dr. Kawashimas Brain Training from Nintendo. The patients played the game at home for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week during an 8-week period and their use was recorded on the console. Dr Giglio regards the results as preliminary evidence and now is working to deepen the research. 2.5 million people worldwide suffers of MS. Source: Clinical Neurology News and the Mirror