keep playing that computer game?
January 27, 2007 12:34pm CST
there used to be a general feeling that computer games were bad for u and books were good.now people are not so sure.researchers have found that computer games television and the internet have become key factors in boosting childrens iq up to levels never reached by past generations.the idea that intelligence can be measured was first suggested about a century ago but at that time is was hard to find tests that gave useful results.why are todays youngsters doing so much better than their grandparents?of course better nutrition higher standards of living and improved education all play their part of raising general levels of intelligence.in todays fast moving world young people are required to interact constantly with electronic gadgets and equipment.computers are one of the major sources of stimulation and activities such as playing games and using the internet seem to be particularly important. indeed it has been claimed that in moderation computer gaming is positively good for youngers.it requires positive qualities such as perseverance fast thinking and rapid learning. others argue that computers have only limited value.they fear that young people who spend too much time playing computer games alone will never learn to think independently.they claim that the danger with a computer is that doing repetitive tasks can actually reduce intelligence.