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Gaming changes your brain

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:52 pm
by dox
http://www.latimes.com/health/boostersh ... 0130.story
Fourteen-year-olds who were frequent video gamers had more gray matter in the rewards center of the brain than peers who didn't play video games as much -- suggesting that gaming may be correlated to changes in the brain much as addictions are.
and then later..
The authors wrote that their study is the first to correlate changes in brain structures with video gaming. They couldn't determine if the frequent gamers' brains grew larger as a result of playing video games or if those kids were attracted to gaming because that part of their brain was enlarged in the first place; scientists will need to measure the effects of video gaming on structures in the brain over time to figure that out.
lol?

Re: Gaming changes your brain

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:15 pm
by justice7ca
i read this article the other day too. Okay, so gamers have more emphasis on their reward system, similar to gamblers and addicts.

What's next... "I'm a gamer, I can't help it... I was born this way" .. ? lol