"The largest ever investigation followed 11,430 people over six weeks to see what effect, if any, playing brain training computer games would have.
While players got progressively better at the games, the gains were not transferable, Nature journal reports.
Players gained nothing in terms of general reasoning, memory, planning or visuospatial abilities, experts found. "
/// If that is the case, then i'm guessing that Violent games don't make you violent, Stealth games don't turn you into deadly ninjas (sorry Sketch) and Driving games won't turn you into the next Lewis on the track. But what games can do is make you feel happy, sad, angry and a whole range of other emotions, but let's not kid ourselves here that they are any better for us than a homeopathy 'medicine'. Games are games are games, and in the same way Monopoly doesn't turn you into the owner of Canary Wharf, nailing some n00b with a head shot at 1000 yards has no transferable skills in the real world.
Games are nothing better or worse than virtual crack, and the sooner we admit that to ourselves the better.
[mobiletone] IQ of 145 and none the better for it.