The Medical Daily writes: “Video games have been blamed for fostering antisocial behavior and an early sedentary lifestyle in children, but a new perspective on the games may shine a light on some key benefits. A combined research effort from Germany and Austria investigated why people enjoy playing video games and what benefits they may be providing the autism community. The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, found non-violent storytelling games could actually be helpful in curbing certain social aspects of autism”.
Read the paper “Immersed in Virtual Worlds and Minds. Effects of In-Game Storytelling on Immersion, Need Satisfaction, and Affective Theory of Mind” at http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/23/1948550615578177
Read the writeup at Medical Daily http://www.medicaldaily.com/storytelling-video-games-may-improve-social-skills-emotional-capacity-kids-autism-328950