Is this true?
Well, research was conducted a couple of years ago by the University of Southhampton’s Centre for Visual Cognition at the Department of Psychology was conducted on a group of about 112 people ranging in ages from 18 to 40 as well as people aged between 60 and 82; with half of these groups containing people who regularly frequented live bingo games, while the other half were not bingo fans.
The test results revealed that bingo players were faster and more accurate than the people tested who did not play bingo. In certain tasks the younger players were actually outperformed by their older counterparts.
The leading researcher on the study, Ms Winstone stated that the findings were in line with an increased amount of research that has suggested that continuous participation in activities requiring high levels of mental stimulation helps to maintain cognitive functioning as we get older.
Ms Winstone concluded that long-term mental stimulation, such in the case of a game of bingo, could indeed help prevent the decline of cognitive abilities; abilities such as speed, accuracy and recognition of certain patterns.
Putting the research to test, a 25 year old was pitted against a 67 year old who has been playing bingo for more than 40 years of her life. Both ladies were given eight cards as the game began. It became evident that the elder player was light years ahead of her younger counterpart; She even cheekily marked the younger lass’s cards for some the numbers she had missed!
The speed at which the 67 year old female played at was astonishing to the younger female.
We always knew us bingo players were smarties, now there is proof! LOL!
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