Students who daily play online games have much better scores than those who did not play at all.
Reported International Journal of Communication
This conclusion was made after scientists conducting research among 12,000 Australian students.
Alberto Posse and his colleagues from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology used data that vdalalosya gather in more than 700 schools in Australia.
Appropriate tests allowed to assess student achievement in various subjects, their personal interests and hobbies, conventional activity on the Internet.
The results showed that students who use online games every day, showing an average of 17 points higher results from the natural sciences, and 15 points - mathematics.
According to scientists, games often require rapid reading skills, logical and mathematical thinking, and it promotes the development of analytical skills and skills of problem solving, and useful in school.
"In some cases, players need to understand even for chemistry," - he says.
Earlier it was reported that there are negative consequences for fans of online games. Yes, most gamers experiencing hallucinations. Research has shown that they have a desire to use objects from the virtual world in real life.