Essay On Negative Effects Of Video Games

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There has been much controversy surrounding the effects video games have on the brain for many years and whether these are positive or negative effects. Many research, experiments and studies have been conducted to find a cohesive conclusion with regards to this topic. A study conducted by the Global Market Research Firm showed that every nine in ten children are gamers, which is 64 million kids. It is shown through studies that a large amount of dopamine flood a gamers brain when they play video games. The amount of dopamine released is equivalent to a stimulant drug injection such as amphetamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that releases the “feel good” hormone. According to Dr David Greenfield, PhD, founder of the Centre for Internet Technology Addiction and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, there’s an extra or excess amount of dopamine that remains in the brain, therefore, leading to a decrease in brain production of neurotransmitters (producing less neurotransmitters), which could lead to a diminished amount of dopamine. This could lead to sleep disturbance in the gamers amongst other conditions.…show more content…
It is said that video games have a harmful effect on an adolescent brain which could lead to addictive behaviour, as video games contain addictive qualities that stimulate and satisfy the brain, such as the instant gratification, fast pace and unpredictability. Due to the addictive qualities in video games it could lead to an in decrease social activity. It would be easy for a gamer to confuse the gaming world (fantasy) with reality, which could cause a health problem, such as obesity, video-induced seizures, muscular and skeletal disorders and carpel tunnel syndrome. Carpel tunnel syndrome is a painful hand and fingers condition that is caused by continuous repetitive
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