Video games get a bad reputation, but research suggests it’s not deserved. In fact, there is lots of evidence that video games, like the ones at the arcade at Charleston Fun Park, actually have a lot of cognitive benefits!
Playing video games for a reasonable amount of time has been shown to improve the following:
- Spatial attention and tracking moving objects through a field of distractions – this is especially helpful when driving!
- Reducing impulsiveness
- Mental flexibility, such as swapping between unrelated tasks
- Reversing and preventing the mental decline associated with aging
It turns out that it’s good for your brain to practice keeping track of multiple things at once and making quick decisions based on many factors. Basic mental processes have shown long-term positive effects after exposure to video games, including perception, memory, and decision-making skills. Video games have even been used to help treat lazy eye and certain types of dyslexia!
Not only that but for people who enjoy them, video games are fun. Doing something you enjoy is a great way to reduce stress, enjoy time with friends, recharge your mental and emotional batteries, and just have a good time.
At Charleston Fun Park having fun is our business, and we’ve become really good at it over the years. If you’re into video games, we have plenty–check out our Bonus Play Cards for the best deals on the over 40 arcade games in our arcade, including limited edition games. Not only will you have a blast challenging yourself or friends, you can win tickets and prizes!