Sync Gaming Make Kids More Empathic

Physical activity performed together in unison could increase the empathy of kids as it helps children feel more positively toward one another.

Researchers have found that a physical activity performed together in unison or even a video game played together in sync on a computer could increase the empathy of kids as it helps children feel more positively toward one another.

The study showed that eight-year-olds reported a greater sense of similarity and closeness immediately after playing the video game in sync, those who played the same game but not in a synchronous way did not report the same increase in connection.

“Synchrony is like a glue that brings people together — it is a magical connector for people,” said lead author Tal-Chen Rabinowitch, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington.

Tal-Chen Rabinowitch, Ph.D.

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