The impact of video-gaming on pediatric cognition


  • Children who play video games (VGs) have a shorter reaction time for inhibitory responses and higher working memory compared with children who do not play video games (NVGs).

Why this matters

Video gaming has gained immense popularity over the past few decades, with certain genres being linked to enhanced neurocognitive function in children. Although, current research is yet to determine the biological mechanisms driving these associations.

Understanding the link between video gaming and cognition may provide an additional tool for training or rehabilitation of cognitive abilities among children in clinical practice.