Note, this describes the effect have not all video games. Scientists from Wisconsin and California universities established regular rest for games in the genre of action develop cognitive abilities. About it reports The Daily Mail.
The need to monitor multiple targets and to make quick decisions have a positive impact on the brain, it activates areas responsible for cognitive functions: information processing, attention, memory.
Other genres such effect do not possess. In addition, the excessive passion for computer games among children reduces their academic performance, prevents to establish contacts with their peers.