News Burst: Computer games aid hyperactive children

NASA research shows that hyperactive kids learn more when playing a favourite game

Scientists at NASA are using video games to increase the attention spans of hyperactive children and those with attention deficit disorder (ADD).

The treatment involves monitoring the brain activity of children and encouraging them to produce more high-frequency brain waves, which coordinate brain activity and aid concentration.

The computer games let the scientists work with the children for longer, as the games are more fun than the visual tasks they were given before.

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