In the 3D world, three-dimensional video games (3D games) provide to you a training environment, gaining experiences and improving brain functions.
Most of parents are having negativity with video games, they think that games are very bad for their kid’s study while they still learning at school. Recently, there is a research of scientists from California University will probably make parents change their perspective.
In a study by Professor Craig Stark from the department of Neurobiology and Behavior, it was discovered that individuals who played 3D games saw a boost in the formation of memories. Playing games turns out a good method for students to train their problem-solving and improving their learning.
For two weeks, researchers asked 69 volunteer gamers to spend their half-hour daily in order to play either “Run 3” game, “Slope 3D,” or nothing at all. Based on test results at the start and end of the experiment, only the 3D players had memory improvements, the study found.
Before we proceed further, let’s take a quick look about these 2 games:
1/ Run 3:
With the first cute character, gamers will begin their journey into a world of tunnels and falling tiles in outer space. This world will expand their imagination into a new level, travel under the stars and beyond.
Players will need to learn how to control their character to run and jump nonstop to overcome hundreds of holes on the runway and avoid fall into the galaxy. This game will challenge their reaction and imagination.
2/ Slope 3D:
Slope is a simple running game that will put your skills to the test. While playing this game, you will control a 3D object that running down to a randomized slope. The longer distance that you go, the faster speed goes.
This game only needs just only 2 basic control buttons: Left and Right arrow keys in order to avoid obstacles and those red square blocks. Players will learn patient on how to control the 3D ball to be always on track if they want to get a high score and to see their name listed on the leaderboard!
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While the study wasn’t designed to show how 3D video games might improve memory, it’s possible playing these games stimulated the hippocampus region of the brain, Stark and co-author Gregory Clemson, also of U.C. Irvine, note in the Journal of Neuroscience.
To see how the type of game might impact cognition, the researchers recruited people 18 to 22 years old who claimed not to have prior experience with the games and asked them to play in a testing facility each weekday for a total of 10 days.
Before and after the two-week period, the participants took memory tests. They were given a series of pictures of everyday objects to study. Then, they were shown images of the same objects, new ones and others that differed only slightly from the original items and asked to categorize them.
Students that played the 3D video game improved their scores on a follow up memory test, while the 2-D gamers did not. This study not even useful for students but also could help other patients who suffering from memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease etc.
“Many people might not have a chance to travel and explore the world but there’re still other things that they could do in order to keep their hippocampus active. 3D games might be the best way for an effective training”, Stark hopes.