Certain video games could enhance the ability to execute cognitive tasks, according to researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

The study, which used the process-of-elimination, was designed to examine the effects of several games and found that a physics-based, complex puzzle game called “Cut the Rope” was the leader when it came to improving “executive” brain functions, like those used during cognitive tasks like memory, decision making, planning and problem solving.

“This finding is important because previously, no video games have demonstrated this type of broad improvement to executive functions, which are important for general intelligence, dealing with new situations and managing multitasking,” says study co-author Dr. Michael D. Patterson, an expert in the psychology of video games.