Bingo! might improve thinking skills
As people age, they begin to lose the ability to perceive visual contrasts. A difficulty with contrast (separating an object from its background or other objects) may be worse in people with dementia. Bingo! is the ubiquitous game where players have cards with random numbers that are filled in as a caller yells out a number. The first person to have a pattern calls out Bingo. The authors of a new study were curious if there was a relationship between perception problems and the way people think and play Bingo.