Odd brains of compulsive gamers

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Plazma Inferno!, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Compulsive video gaming is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information.
    Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control.
    http://www.psypost.org/2015/12/brai...neural-connections-for-better-and-worse-39914
     
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  3. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder if any comparisons with the brains of compulsive gamblers or alcoholics have been studied? Or is it considered to be a different type of "addiction"?
     
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  5. Boolean Boogeyman Registered Member

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    I am not sure how relevant this is to that study but when I felt the need to play games frequently I did have higher "distractability" and poor impulse control. Ever since I sold my video games and stopped playing computer games every day I've found my desire (and ability) to focus on other, more important things has skyrocketed.

    To be honest, I wish I had never started to play video games...
     
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