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How Video Games Change Your Brain

There has always been a debate on whether video games change your brain or not. What’s the truth about games and the brain?

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We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it?

“Currently there are more than half a billion people worldwide playing computer and videogames at least an hour a day — and 183 million in the U.S. alone.”

Habitual action video game playing is associated with caudate nucleus-dependent navigational strategies

“The habitual playing of video games is associated with increased grey matter and activity in the striatum.”

Prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia contributions to visual working memory

“Visual working memory (VWM) is a remarkable skill dependent on the brain’s ability to construct and hold an internal representation of the world for later comparison with an external stimulus.”

No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease

“Another day, another ridiculous headline about the apparently disastrous consequences of playing video games on the brain.”
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