Drop that video game guilt
Just in time for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, there’s potentially good news for gamers. Lovers of computer and video games can breathe a bit easier as the medical establishment announces new research aimed at learning whether those games can have positive health benefits. Even for those with Asperger Syndrome and autism. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is behind the national Health Games Research program, which has award nearly $2 million in grants to study games and potential health benefits for people of all ages. Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will test whether games can help people on the spectrum in picking up on subtle differences in body language and facial expression. George Washington University will study games’ role in physical activity.
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