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Brain training video games ‘can soothe symptoms of multiple sclerosis’

Video games designed to promote brain training improve connections between neurons which in turn guards against the mental decline of multiple sclerosis.

Playing brain training video games can soothe symptoms of multiple sclerosis, say scientists.

It boosts connections between neurons which play an important role in the mental decline suffered by patients.

A study of 24 sufferers found those who participated in a collection of Nintendo games called Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training had better functioning in the thalamus – one of the most vital area’s involved in cognition.

Dr Laura De Giglio, a neurologist at Sapienza University in Rome, said: “This increased connectivity reflects the fact video gaming experience changed the mode of operation of certain brain structures.

“This means even a widespread and common use tool like video games can promote brain plasticity and can aid in cognitive rehabilitation for people with neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis.”

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