Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier



How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.

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  1. I play music while playing action music games and yet I'm quite good. It also helped me memorize like 20 songs and even to the point where I can point out when someone is off beat.

  2. She's a brain scientist and she doesn't even mention the harm of bombarding your brain with dopamine and serotonin or the high blood sugar you get from pumping adrenaline while you're sitting down, the scope of her research is limited to practical monkey skills but no word about the long term psycho-social effect of video gaming.

  3. I used to be very highly intelligent until my severe head injury and after coming out of a coma and losing almost 300lbs in about 3 weeks my mind had been damaged from having diabetes for a year without knowing it and I was given less than a 2% chance of living through the first night at the hospital. Anyways long story short my brain power was still there but the neurons where not making full connections and my thoughts were scrambled and my neurologist told me that video games could help fix not only my short term memory but also help make proper connections and my thoughts would be less scrambled. In doing so I've noticed if I don't play video games for even a day and I cannot even remember why I went into the kitchen. Whether it was for a drink or to eat or even do the dishes.

  4. yes, they used to be video games for children and teens… but those children and teens are now in their 30's… we're the nineties children. Sega, nintendo, gamboy… etc.

    Although i must say these days i just used them for keeping up with distant friends i am unable to see in person as much.

  5. I really like how Daphne brings up some of the arguments that people who do not play video games would say like "It makes your eyesight worse" or "It leads to attention problems and greater distractability", then gives scientific data that they got from tests proving those arguments wrong. Good video!

  6. 17:09 what you are lokking for are RTS, Grand Strategy, Building, and Design games like Starcraft2, Dota2, League of Legends, Sins of A Solar EmpirePrison Architect, Portal, Portal 2, Factorio, etc

  7. Call of Duty games and most fps shooyers increase strategic ability. It helped me with my focus and kinda helped me with maps. Somehow, I beleive my reaction time and peripheral vision focus has increased dramatically. My skill are far advanced as a 13 year old because of ideas you have to bring up to defeat a tough opponent. Thank you for reading. ❤❤❤

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