You have no doubt heard or read a lot of preaching about negative impact of video games to people. Some are hyperbolic in nature, claiming that they train mass shooters, other say that they degrade people mentally, making them socially awkward. While playing video games non-stop does have very negative effects on us, playing them in moderation has quite the opposite effects. Here are some real life benefits that you level up as you play games.
1. Improves vision
One of the common misconceptions that you surely no doubt have heard is that games degrade vision. Although not completely false (since staring at the screen for too long does affect vision badly), playing video games in short bursts can actually have the opposite effect. This is because the games force us to pay attention to the details, allowing us to discern between the shades of color.
Another example is with players who played with a “lazy” eye, and having their other normal eye covered. Their problematic eye has showed considerable improvement, sometimes to the normalized point.