Playing video games as child may improve working memory later

Researchers have found that playing video games as a child can improve working memory years later.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows how cognitive changes can take place even years after people stop playing.

Author Marc Palaus from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Spain said video games are a perfect recipe for strengthening our cognitive skills, almost without our noticing.