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Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden found that children who spend more time than usual playing video games increase their intelligence beyond measure, yet watching TV or social media has not had an effect.

A new study found that playing video games increased children’s intelligence by 2.5 points.

In today’s world, video games have become quite popular. As of 2020, more than 200 million Americans play video games in the United States alone, meaning about 65 percent of American adults play video games.

Since the 1970s, video games have sparked debate. Parents and guardians of children have raised concerns that violent video games could lead younger teens to commit acts of violence in real life.

However, video games are also thought to benefit both the mind and the body. Action video game players had higher hand-eye contact and visuomotor capabilities than non-gamers. According to a recent study, playing video games may increase your intelligence.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet of Sweden examined how children’s screen habits relate to their cognitive abilities developed over time. They found that young people who spent more time playing video games increased their IQ above average, yet watching TV or social media did not affect them. The results are published in the journal Science Reports.

Kids spend a lot of time in front of machines, and there is a lot of talk about how this affects their health and whether there is a positive or negative impact on their cognitive abilities. In this study, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have investigated the relationship between screen use and intelligence over time.

The study included more than 9,000 boys and girls in the United States. Children were nine or ten years old when they took a psychic battery to test their average thinking ability (intelligence). Children and their parents are also asked how much time they spend watching television and movies, playing video games, and using social networking sites.

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