How Bingo Patterns Enrich Mind Capacity
Many are of the impression that poker and blackjack are among the top mind stimulators and that Bingo is among the games that render the mind idle or sleepy. Well think again as we listen to this study.
Believe it or not, assessing bingo patterns—or even just being engross on them as we carefully watch the progress on our cards and the relevant patterns on board---can stimulate brain functions, like motor coordination and the power of the memory. These findings, among many, were the gist of a recent research done by Julie Winstone, a mind expert from the Center for Visual Cognition. This research department is an auxiliary of the University of Southampton in the UK.
The study stresses that playing bingo, particularly being mindful of the bingo patterns involved, can boost brain power with regards to coordinated limb and eye operations and memory sharpness---functions that deteriorate with age. So it's likely that bingo games can somewhat retard mind deterioration. Some sectors say bingo play is beneficial when the calling out of numbers are done at a fast pace---when the mind has to be alert with the bingo pattern played, the numbers called, the placing of marks on the card, and recalling the numbers already called out while marking the card delays the whole process.
It's been observe that regular bingo players have the ability for multi-tasking and to readily absorb everything that unfolds around them. They have such high alertness level than non-bingo players. This means they can do three to four things at the same time and still be alert and in control of everything. Add to this the usual bingo environment where people chat a lot while the numbers are being called out and the presence of a big crowd gets the mind to notice and assess a lot of things while amid the bingo game. Imagine if even one number is heard wrong.
The study also showed that aged players had remarkable mental capacities at par with their younger counterparts who didn't play much or were non-players. Even among young bingo players, the aged players showed fantastic accurate memories during a test conducted by the Center. Enthralled by her findings, Winstone is said to be preparing more tests on the effects of bingo patterns on the capacity of the mind.
Bingo patterns make us more alert and coordinated with our motor skills. It also enhances our memory skills---and this is aside the jackpot we can win.