SCIENCE: Playing Videogames Can Boost Brain Volume

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#1 Edited by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

No wonder everyone on OT seems to be a genius: playing videogames for thirty minutes a day for two months can actually increase the amount of gray matter in your brain.

#2 Posted by indzman (18236 posts) -

LOL

#3 Posted by Dogswithguns (10787 posts) -

In some way.. but depends on how you play it, it can turn out bad.

#4 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@Dogswithguns said:

In some way.. but depends on how you play it, it can turn out bad.

It probably also depends on what you play.

#5 Posted by deeliman (2464 posts) -

Lol by now I should already be a genius with an iq that far surpasses Einstein's if this is true.

#6 Posted by Aljosa23 (25139 posts) -

Probably can boost brain volume. Some games have you memorizing input notations, recognizing patterns, complex problem solving, and abstract math.

In short, Dota 2 makes you smarter. <o/

#7 Posted by jimkabrhel (15420 posts) -

Sweet.

#8 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3957 posts) -

Does call of duty have the opposite effect?

#9 Posted by capaho (1253 posts) -

So that explains all the thickheadedness around here.

#10 Posted by MirkoS77 (7642 posts) -

LOL at Jesse pic in comments.

#11 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

Have you ever noticed that every time a topic comes up on intelligence, everyone suddenly has a 160 IQ?

#12 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

LOL at Jesse pic in comments.

#13 Posted by airshocker (29936 posts) -

He has very white teeth for a methhead.

#14 Posted by kraken2109 (13080 posts) -

In all seriousness I've learned a lot of things from video games

#15 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2755 posts) -

BS

If it was true i'd have been a genius by now.

#16 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@airshocker said:

He has very white teeth for a methhead.

He just makes it. . .usually. . .

#17 Posted by PinkiePirate (2087 posts) -

Surgeons in Florida are actually required to play video games for 30 minutes before procedure. It increases performance and improved patient results.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/surgeons-play-video-games-to-prepare-for-surgery/

#18 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@PinkiePirate said:

Surgeons in Florida are actually required to play video games for 30 minutes before procedure. It increases performance and improved patient results.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/surgeons-play-video-games-to-prepare-for-surgery/

Well, they're not required to do it. . .that one hospital has simply starting doing it as a form of preparation.

#19 Edited by BranKetra (48789 posts) -

I always knew some games were good for me. I notice good first person shooters with engaging gameplay results in my focusing on detail more than detail. Since I usually focus on details anyway, I appreciate the increased attentiveness.