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Is Online Bingo Good For Your Brain?

Aug 18, 2007
What do you think of when you imagine a bingo player? Do you think of a person with enhanced brainpower and magnificent wit? Usually, those personality identifications have been reserved for poker players and guys who play much more difficult games. More times than not, bingo players are imagined as older grandparents who sit around sipping coffee and tea as they play their card. That is a little bit of a myth, though. Recent studies have shown that online bingo does allow folks to improve their mental capacity. Instead of being a pastime that simply burns time, it's something that can keep the mind sharp. Some researchers even compared playing online bingo to crossword puzzles.

Over time, these tests showed that online bingo players were much more likely to remember things and retain their functions than those folks who didn't play online bingo. Those people had more accurate memories and they were faster to recall things. In addition, people of all ages who played online bingo were more likely to absorb information. Though much of the study focused on elderly people, there was thought that younger folks could benefit, as well.

The key to helping brain function through playing online bingo is the idea of time. Though poker, chess, and other games do test your mental ability, they do not test the ability to think quickly. In bingo, a high level of hand eye coordination and quick thinking is required. Players must always be on top of their games in order to play good bingo. This is the primary reason why online bingo expands the mind and keeps the elderly sharp.

The tests comprised of 112 people within the age brackets of 18 to 40 and 60 to 82. Half of each set played bingo. The results concluded that all bingo players were more accurate and quicker than non-players. Interestingly, in certain tests, the older players did better than the younger players. More and more research is supporting the theory that a regular partaking of activities that exercise the mind is very beneficial to the maintenance of optimum mental functioning as we get older. Specifically, the test included 112 people who were from the ages of 18 to 40 and between the ages of 60 to 82. The researchers had half of each group play online bingo. As was expected, the results indicated that people who played online bingo had quicker brain function over time. In some instances, the older folks outpaced the younger people. This adds more credence to the thought that online bingo is one of those games for old people.

As far as actual online bingo play goes, the younger players tend to be faster than older players. The old, sage players tend to regain an advantage with their accuracy, though. Despite bingo's stigma of being for low rollers, it has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years. There is a lot of incentive to play a game that is as fast paced as online bingo. Though there are other ways to test the mind, the studies have shown that online bingo is right up there with those others.
About the Author
Hunter Crowell is a researcher, an avid online bingo player and the creator of the Online Bingo , a web page setup to help Online Bingo players learn about the game and the best places to play online.
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