Video action games improve dyslexic children’s reading skills

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.07.20

A recent study published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports reveals that these video games improve not only visual attention, but also verbal memory. The researchers have discovered that improvements in reading speed, following a few hours of playing a typical video action game is due to stimulation of specific brain circuits which improve, not only visual attention, but also memorizing words and language. These results are important because some scientists thought that these video games could be useful in visual dyslexia but not however for the more common dyslexia with language difficulties. But, If a computer program also works on language difficulties this means that researchers have found a powerful and entertaining ally to combat the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in the world.

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