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Playing Video Games Has Benefits
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Some video games can have beneficial effects, improving gamer’s dexterity and their ability to problem solve according to research from the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

Fordham University psychologist Fran C. Blumberg, PhD, and Sabrina S. Ismailer, MSED, looked at 122 fifth, sixth and seventh-graders problem solving behavior while playing a video game they had not been previously exposed to. They found that playing video games can improve cognitive and perceptual skills.