Video games are good for your health

A study conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute determined that this practice helps people's mental health and well-being

The Oxford Internet Institute conducted a study suggesting that playing video games can benefit people’s mental health and well-being, based on time spent.

The research, in which 3,247 players over the age of 18 participated, indicates that people who play for long periods of time are happier than those who do not.

To accomplish this, the Oxford University team collaborated with Electronic Arts (EA) and Nintendo to obtain results on actual player behavior.

Previously published research had data collected on the duration of gaming sessions based on estimates that may not be exact, the study indicates.

Specifically, the team of researchers surveyed players of two very popular titles, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, for their well-being, motivations and need for satisfaction during the game.

K. Tovar

Source: BBC News

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