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StarCraft makes you smarter, according to research

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http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/23/4652518/starcraft-makes-you-smarter-claims-research

While scholars and pundits are concerned about the negative affects gaming can have on brain development, a study conducted at University of Texas at Austin proves that it can also expand the mind. Students were divided into two groups — one played strategy game StarCraft while the other played The Sims. After two months of playing, the StarCraft gamers showed increased mental flexibility and multitasking abilities compared to The Sims players. Picking strategy games may be the right way to go for some brain-boosting exercises.