Please or Register to create posts and topics.

Gaming can increase brain gray matter

New research published by Chinese and Australian scientists shows that playing action games helps increase the amount of gray matter and enhance brain performance.
A recent study conducted at Harvard University, researchers compared 32 "gamers" and 29 non-gamers. All study volunteers were male, and the average age was around 25 that met the study criteria.
Researchers also used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to find structural differences in the brains of volunteers. In addition, volunteers also tested the brain reflex time during the scan.
As a result, research proves that video game players have an increased amount of gray matter in areas of the brain that govern the movement of the body. This structural change has enabled "gamers" to perform simple movements without resorting to brain-focusing efforts.
Researchers also believe that the benefits of playing video games can be very useful for interventions in the treatment of mental disorders such as schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder. or neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.