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Videogames train the number sense

The ability to correctly estimate quantities improves with the number of hours of videoplay per week, reports a research team lead by Professor Dr. Uwe Ilg.

Video gaming is not just a pastime - it can also improve our brain power. The more we play, the better we can estimate a number of objects at a glance. This is probably due to improved attention processes in the brain, report Tübingen neuroscientists Joana Stäb and Professor Dr. Uwe Ilg from the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the University of Tübingen. Their study has now appeared online in the journal Addiction Biology.

... read the press release (in German only)

Professor Dr. Uwe Ilg