Using games with movement to stimulate your brain

Christy Lang visited the Playground this morning and played a round of Just Dance; she commented “this is a great way to clear your head…to give yourself a ‘brain break’.”

Dr. Jennifer Volberding stopped in as the game was ending and mentioned the large body of research on the relationship between brain activity and movement. And, it turns out, exercise makes us happy! She also stated that Athletic Trainers have used popular game titles such as Dance Dance Revolution to develop athletes’ coordination.

We also know that playing video games can induce brain plasticity but, is there evidence that playing movement-based video games is beneficial? leave us a note or drop by the playground to discuss. but be careful, i’ll talk you into dancing!

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