Video Games Cause Brain Damage
According to a study released the day after Christmas, gamers who spend too much time playing their favorite video games, especially the violent sort, may risk damaging critical brain functions and stunting their learning and emotional control.
A doctor at the Department of Psychiatry of Taipei Veterans General Hospital performed an experiment on thirty 25-year olds in which the blood circulation in their brains was measured before and after a 30-minute game session. In each case, blood flow was notably decreased after gaming, especially in cases of violent video games.
Long-term effects could include damage to the frontal lobe of the brain, which is associated with thinking, speaking, decision-making and impulse control, and the anterior cingulate gyrus, which controls internal emotional responses.
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