How Video Games Affect your Brain

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Economic Crisis Report

By: Ryan Varela | 

Video games have become a major form of leisure and recreation for almost every generation. These come in several categories including action packed, puzzle, word, and role playing games. With the fast changing innovations in the field of technology, more advanced softwares have been developed and produced. These include more vibrant images, entertaining sounds, and mind boggling challenges. The updates offered users a more enjoyable and fun experience. It also allows them to positively develop their mental skills through careful planning and strategizing. On the other hand, negative effects have also arisen that greatly affects the individual physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Some of the positive effects of video games that play a complex role in brain development of an individual were as follows:

Problem Solving Skills

Several skills are being improved and acquired with the regular playing of video games. The brain training may be enhanced with the positive gaming experience. Research shows that exposures to tasks and challenges lead to an increase in the activity of the different brain regions. The skills learned thru playing can be used and transferred to real life. Improvement of the memory, attention, and processing speed were some of

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