3D Films may Potentially Play a Role in Boosting Your Brain Power by 23%

by Bidita Debnath on  May 25, 2015 at 10:11 PM Research News
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A new research from Goldsmiths University says that watching 3D movies is beneficial for enhancing and boosting brain power.
3D Films may Potentially Play a Role in Boosting Your Brain Power by 23%
3D Films may Potentially Play a Role in Boosting Your Brain Power by 23%

According to British researchers, watching 3D films helps improve cognitive abilities. The team led by neuroscientist Patrick Fagan found a 23% increase in cognitive processing ability among participants after watching a 3D movie.

The subjects' reaction times were improved by 11% and they experienced a "brain boost" for up to 20 minutes after viewing a 3D film, The Guardian reported.

Along with Professor Brendan Walker of Thrill Laboratory, a London-based company dedicated to new forms of thrilling experience, they found that the improvement in reaction time was five times that experienced by participants, who had been watching a 2D movie.

"Surgeons, boxers and tennis players may benefit from watching films in stereoscope before taking on challenging tasks," the authors noted.

There has been a noticeable decline in cognitive brain function in old age, which can impair future quality of life.

"The initial results indicate that 3D films may potentially play a role in slowing this decline," Fagan was quoted as saying.

For the study, cognitive brain tests and brain-monitoring headsets were used to analyze movie goers at the Vue cinemas in Piccadilly, London.

The researchers also found that 3D experience provided more immersion for viewers than 2D.

Source: IANS

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