If you’re a teen or know a teen, you know that video games are popular. And there are many games out there that say they improve brain functioning and can make you smarter. What you probably don’t know is that there are some new computer games that claim to make you a better driver.
One such game exercises brain systems involved with multitasking and useful field of view (the area that a person can extract useful information without moving their head or eyes).
Another company is releasing a game that targets new drivers. According to its maker, the game is supposed to cut your risk for getting into a car crash by 50 percent, can help you stop sooner, and can expand your useful field of view.
With driver inexperience being a key problem for teen drivers, the question should be asked – can simulated driving really teach you to drive?
It also begs the question – should we really be teaching teens how to multitask, or instead teach them to put down the cell phone, lipstick or cheeseburger?