OAP video gamers outscore youngsters

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have created a video game with a difference: Neuroracer.

Aimed at older players, it requires individuals to steer a car while at the same time performing other tasks.

After playing the game for 12 hours, Prof Gazzaley found pensioners had improved their performance so much they were beating 20-year-olds playing it for the first time.

He explains to BBC's Horizon why there could be health benefits as a consequence in the video above.

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