Children who watch 3D movies have been shown to have double the concentration powers and cognitive processing after the viewing, according to new research by visual technology firm RealD.
This is despite suggestions that attention spans in children have shortened in the last decade due to unlimited access to entertainment, including on-demand TV, gaming and social media. A 2015 study claimed that watching 3D content had a similar effect to brain-training exercises.
Improvement in cognitive processing is almost three times greater as a result of watching 3D rather than a 2D film. On top of getting the brain juices flowing, 3D also gets the heart-racing, producing 80 per cent of the excitement of a rollercoaster ride