It’s not like you needed an excuse to play Angry Birds, but here is some good news. Playing Angry Birds might actually be good for you! A Berkeley study conducted on elderly patients has found that playing puzzle and strategy games which stimulate the brain can improve memory and reduce levels of a protein called amyloid, which is linked with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The study concluded that people who have used more brain-stimulating activities throughout their lives, whether reading, writing or most importantly for us, gaming, show less amyloids in their brains, and less of a chance of developing Alzheimer’s. No specific games were mentioned in the study, but study author, Dr. Susan Landau was interviewed saying that the games could be Sudoku, Angry Birds or others.
So the next time someone tells you that you are wasting your time playing Angry Birds, show them this article and tell them you are busy keeping your brain healthy!
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