Did you know that playing tons of video games is actually pretty good for your brain? It’s true! Fast, crazy games help you with quick thinking and problem-solving, and a little bit of gaming each week can actually keep your mind more finely tuned.
If you don’t believe us (and think we’re just trying to encourage you to game instead of doing your homework or actual work), that’s cool. You can just listen to cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier as she explains the concept in her very cool TED talk:
See? It’s science, and stuff. So the next time your mom or significant other or anyone else turns you to turn off Black Ops II, you can tell them you’re just exercising your brain. And show them the TED talk above.