The first video game was called “Pong.” It’s the pixelated virtual version of table tennis with two dimensional graphics.
According to the Max Planck Gesellschaft study in Berlin, Germany, playing video games increases grey matter (the darker tissue of the brain and spinal cord, consisting mainly of nerve cell bodies and branching dendrites).
The growth of grey matter was observed in the right hippocampus, right prefrontal cortex and the cerebellum.
Think of them as mental trainers to include in your class activities.
‘As little as 5 minutes per day of brain training can yield significant results.
Brain training is just like muscle training - the more you train, the better results you get! We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback. This app consists of quick games to test memory and concentration - every game takes about 1 minute.
For more Android educational games, check out this page. These brain teasers can be specially useful between study sessions or work to distract the mind.’ 2- Word Chums ‘For lovers of anagrams, word builder games or crossword puzzles like Scrabble or Words with Friends, Word Chums takes it to another level with fun graphics and sounds, a built-in dictionary, team mode, 3-4 player mode, and more.’ 3- Word Brain ‘This is a word puzzle for true word geniuses!These fun and addictive electronic games are becoming a distraction from school, family, financing, and can give people low-self esteem, high stress levels, and depression.With a constant distraction such as video games people would rather sit down and stay where they are instead of pausing their game to get up to have a simple conversation with someone, pay bills or go to school.Do it all in the correct order and you will be able to clear the grid.’ 4- Mind Games ‘Mind Games is a great collection of games based in part on principles derived from cognitive tasks to help you practice different mental skills.This app includes nearly 3 dozen of Mindware’s brain training games (some of which allow you to play 3 times and require upgrading to play more).All games include your score history and graph of your progress.The games list shows a summary of your best games and today’s scores on all games.’ 5- Memory Training ‘It is scientifically proved that regular mental exercise can greatly improve your memory. According to theconversation.com, 15 current and former army soldiers interviewed said that it was important to continue being in the mindset of a soldier even off the battlefield.What sophomore Simmion Shelley has to say about video games is, “They (video games) help your hand-eye coordination and from what I’ve heard they help with reflexes.I think it’s cool that video games which are seen as bad could help society in many different ways.” Video games have been proven to relieve pain according to, The Huffington Post specifically, virtual reality games.Gaming keeps the brain busy and uses other senses instead of focusing on the pain.