Psychology & Psychiatry

Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal suggests. Why? Because in many cases, gaming can do more ...

Neuroscience

Is Tetris good for the brain?

Brain imaging shows playing Tetris leads to a thicker cortex and may also increase brain efficiency, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes. A research team based in New Mexico is one ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Frequent gamers have brain differences, study finds

Fourteen-year-olds who were frequent video gamers had more gray matter in the rewards center of the brain than peers who didn't play video games as much - suggesting that gaming may be correlated to changes in the brain, ...

Neuroscience

Video gamers: Size of brain structures predicts success

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers can predict your performance on a video game simply by measuring the volume of specific structures in your brain, a multi-institutional team reports this week.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Memory training video games can increase brain power

(Medical Xpress) -- In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Susanne Jaeggi from the University of Michigan looked at the use of specialized video games have the ability to help ...

Health

Train your brain to eat less sugar

More than half of American adults consume excess added sugars, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Major dietary guidelines recommend limiting foods high in added sugars. A recent study led by Evan ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How video gaming can be beneficial for the brain

Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. This has been shown in a new study conducted at the Max Planck ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Brain games don't make you smarter

(AP) -- People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests.

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