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Video Gaming Can Increase Brain Size and Connectivity

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Started: 1/30/2015 Category: Games
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DemonickaSkieLoviel

Pro

A new study has found that gaming can stimulate neurogenesis and connectivity in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory, strategic planning, and fine motor skills. In a control group, the people who gamed showed increases of gray matter testing through an MRI, which houses the cell bodies of nerve cells in the brain. Neurogenesis and neuroplasticity improvements were observed in the right hippocampus, right prefrontal cortex and the cerebellum. Increasingly, the level of connectivity between brain areas in being linked to higher intelligence and consciousness.
DawsonS

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Video games may help hand eye coordination, but it floods the brain with patterns and strategies for that game. This makes it harder for the student/ adult to focus on their school work/ jobs. Video games are also "addictive". Once you start, you often can't put it down until a level or two later. If you get hungry or need to use the restroom you often will put it off until it is absolutely necessary.
Debate Round No. 1
DemonickaSkieLoviel

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Yes they us strategies for that game, but at the same time is developing a way to use strategy and use logic; which would help in future dilemmas. Not all gamers loose focus in their daily tasks, but it is to say that some gamers that do loose focus in their daily tasks, are normally people who can not uphold a realistic relationship outside of life or simply just need to get away. Yes it is true that 67% of people loose that sense of normal functions such as: eating, sleep, using the bathroom, and other basic tasks; but that is not to say that they still can't function properly. A great example: The military has recently asked for people who have not done any military flight training, due do the fact that they are now training people for the drones. Most people who have done flight training in the past could not pass the simulation for the drones. They found out that gamers were more likely to pass the flight simulation. They even use Xbox controllers to do so. If video games didn't help with spatial orientation, memory, strategic planning, and fine motor skills... how do you explain the military flight drone simulation results?
DawsonS

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Debate Round No. 2
DemonickaSkieLoviel

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DawsonS

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