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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2013 State Of Online Gaming Report
http://auth-83051f68-ec6c-44e0-afe5-bd8902acff57.cdn.spilcloud.com/v1/archives/1384952861.25_State_of_Gaming_2013_US_FINAL.pdf

We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it?
http://www.ted.com/conversations/44/we_spend_3_billion_hours_a_wee.html
“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
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1808/20142952
“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
http://www.pnas.org/content/107/42/18167
“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
http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2015/may/20/no-there-is-no-evidence-for-a-link-between-video-games-and-alzheimers-disease
“Another day, another ridiculous headline about the apparently disastrous consequences of playing video games on the brain.”
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