Video games are more popular now than at any time in their history. This pastime crosses national, racial, social-economic, and gender boundaries. Although it originated in the United States, the gaming industry has become prominent worldwide. In the United States, there is a growing concern about video game addiction. Statistics show that 72 percent of US homes house video game players. This breaks down to around million players.
Yes, Video Games are Good...for Your Mind and Body
Video games are frowned upon by parents as time-wasters, and worse, some education experts think that these games corrupt the brain. Playing violent video games are easily blamed by the media and some experts as the reason why some young people become violent or commit extreme anti-social behavior. But many scientists and psychologists find that video games can actually have many benefits — the main one is making kids smart.
Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient. The researchers also looked at studies exploring brain regions associated with the reward system, and how these are related to video game addiction. Do you play video games? If so, you aren't alone.