When you hear that someone is obsessed with video games, you probably imagine a sickly, overweight weirdo fully engulfed in a fictional world. But the reality is quite different.

1. Faster reaction speed

Reaction speed can be greatly increased when playing simulation, skill-based, and action games. In the top-tier gamers, the speed reaches the level of trained military pilots.

2. IQ increases

Many games allow you to improve the ability to retain and recognize information by as much as 50%. These kinds of games can also lead to an increase in the level of intelligence and improvement of your abilities, especially if you’re a little kid.

3. Sharper vision

It is sort of a counter-intuitive thing to say, but video games can improve vision up to 20% if you do not overdo it, of course. So if you play a few hours a day, you won’t need to see an ophthalmologist as often. At least, that’s what the researchers at the University of Rochester found out.

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