There is an almost endless array of ways to bump up your mind power. One of the more surprising methods you can use today is the video game. There has been a recent influx of games geared at brain boosting, but even regular video games on various systems can assist you in your quest. Today more than ever there is a video game to arouse even the most suspicious skeptic and nonbeliever.
Video games in general have become increasingly complex, especially with new advances in both console, the kind that hooks up to your television, and handheld systems. Graphics are becoming more realistic and gamers are becoming more involved mentally, and in some cases physically. Scientists have said for quite some time that video games can increase hand-eye coordination. Games like Dance Dance Revolution and the Nintendo Wii system allow for a full-body challenge while gaming. Brain Age is an excellent resource that will help you keep your mind fit.
Games that are geared toward piquing your mind power are most readily available on the Nintendo DS handheld system. Some games claim to make your brain “younger.” Basically, that type of game works on quick-thinking skills with a variety of puzzles, often having to do with numbers. These games may indeed make your brain feel younger, but many games oriented around solving puzzles can have the same effect, so beware of limiting yourself only to games that expressly describe themselves as mind-boosters.
By increasing your mind power or lowering your brain’s age, you can empower your brain in other ways. With enough experience playing games, you should be able to feel certain aspects before they happen. Your intuition and possibly even your clairvoyance will progress after learning the ins and outs of various game genres. These improved psychic talents will extend outside of the gaming world and into your everyday life. Supplementing your preexisting mind exercises with a controlled amount of video gaming can only improve your mind power.
For those of us looking for new or more fun ways to entertain our minds, taking up a video game hobby is a fun option. If you already have a healthy gaming habit you might want to add a more traditional approach for the maximum improvement of your mind power.
Nowadays, there is bound to be a video game to suit any taste. From story-based role-playing games to the puzzle challenges, investigate your options and see what works best for you, because exercise is not just for your body.