Studies indicate that playing video games not only changes how our brain performs but also their structure. The use of video games affects attention. The video game players show some improvement in different types of attention, including sustained attention and selective attention. The region of the brain that plays a role in attention is more efficient in gamers than common people. They also require less activation to stay focused on demanding tasks. Playing games can increase the size and competence of parts of the brain responsible for visuospatial skills.
It is known that video games can be addictive, this phenomenon is known as “Internet Gaming Disorder”. In gaming addicts, there are functional and structural changes in the neural system. These changes are also seen in other addictive disorders.
Games have both i.e. positive (on attention, visual and motor skills) and negative sides(risk of addiction). There are little pieces of evidence that gaming can improve your way of living. People are under the impression that the brain-training app will help them against memory loss or other cognitive disorders.
Many people think that video games are benign entertainment as the effects are precise. Video games don’t rot your brain. Playing video games, even violent ones, can help you in developing learning, health, and social skills.
Active video games are better than watching TV for a kid. If your kid is given a choice of watching TV for an hour or playing a video game, he should play action video games.
Video games can also affect the brain negatively. It can cause stress, anxiety and even isolation if the addiction is severe. Video games can also kill the brain cells and interrupt a person’s sleep too.