Psicología desde el Caribe, Vol. 34 No. 2: May - Ago 2017

Tamaño de la letra:  Pequeña  Mediana  Grande

Electronic Games and Elderly Cognition – A Systematic Review

Nicolas De Oliveira Cardoso, Irani Iracema de Lima Argimon, Vinicius Tonollier pereira


Academic discussions about the electronic games have increased considerably in recent years. Much has been discussed about the effects of multiple genres of electronic games available on the market. Some surveys are using video games as tools for cognitive rehabilitation of individuals affected by some pathology or trauma, as well as in the elderly with cognitive decline. Given this scenario, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of video games in healthy older adults’ cognition. The method used to elaborate this paper was a systematic review following the steps proposed by the Prisma model. The research was conducted through the virtual databases Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS) and US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (Pubmed). The results highlight positive effects after exposure of the elderly to electronic games on attention, memory, reasoning, perception, and executive functions.

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Electronic games, video games, computer games, elderly, cognition, cognitive functions, executive functions

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