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Video Games That Can Make You a Better Thinker (Ep. 15)

Many of us may have been told growing up that video games would rot our brains — we’re here to disagree.

Most games are at least good practice for having quick reflexes, but we’ve also played quite a few games that go far beyond that and push our brains to their limits. We talk about a few of them, and the kinds of things they might be helping us improve at.

Here are some of the games:

Things mentioned in this episode:

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:01:31 – What we’ve been up to
  • 0:14:17 – Simulations
  • 0:27:00 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:29:16 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:31:28 – Cognitive improvement
  • 0:41:14 – Game suggestions
  • 1:14:16 – Conclusion

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