Report: Video games boost visual attention, reduce impulse control

A person playing a first-person shooter video game like Halo or Unreal Tournament must make decisions quickly. That fast-paced decision-making, it turns out, boosts the player's visual skills but comes at a cost, according to new research: reducing the person's ability to inhibit impulsive behavior.

Action gaming boosts dyslexics' reading skills

Dyslexic children could one day get carte blanche to spend all day playing video games - it seems it does more to improve their reading ability than many traditional educational programs.