Playing these 6 video games could help improve your problem-solving skills
Jul 26, 2021, 12:48 IST
McGonigal says playing fast-paced games like 'Call of Duty,' a first-person shooter game, can help improve visual attention and spatial intelligence skills, which can lead to better performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Another fast-paced game, Forza, a car racing game, may help improve your ability to make accurate decisions under pressure.
Taking on the role of a criminal in a big city in 'Grand Theft Auto' may help train you to process information faster and keep track of more information — up to three times the amount as non-gamers, some studies suggest — in high stress situations.
Strategic games like 'StarCraft,' a military science fiction game, can also improve the ability to solve imaginary and real-life problems, possibly because they teach users to both formulate and execute strategic plans.
Games that require strategic thinking, like science fiction third-person shooter game 'Mass Effect,' also test and refine your information-gathering skills.
Lastly, 'thinking games' like Final Fantasy, a fantasy role-playing game, can help train you to evaluate your options faster and more accurately.