Negative Effects Of Video Games

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Video games have been parents’ on true enemy for many years. They believe that they’re “melting your eyes” and “making you dumber.” But, if you look at them at a different perspective, you may find that they can do the opposite. Many people think that video games can only harm children and teenagers, and yes, that is true, but only if they play them for an unhealthy amount of time each day. If you spend a healthy, reasonable length of time on video games, they can have a number of positive effects on you. Video games can benefit you because they can significantly expand areas of gray matter in the brain, help people work better in a team, and help people perform spatial and visual tasks easier.

First of all, video games can have a positive effect on people because they can notably enlarge parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. From an article titled “Is video gaming bad for you? The science for and against” by Jonathan Wells and Francis Blagburn, a quote states that “In 2013, psychologist Simone Kuhn studied the effects of prolonged video game exposure on the brains of young adults - and found that several areas of grey matter expanded significantly. Kuhn observed her subjects as they played Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes everyday, for two months. After undergoing MRI scans and being compared to the brains of a control group, the psychologist discovered that the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and cerebellum had all grown.” This means that only
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