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Connection Between Playing Video Games And A Thicker Brain

December 9, 2015


Gaming News Philip Anderson


 
Could playing video games directly benefit your brain?

For all the negative news about the alleged downsides of playing video games, it’s always surprising to come across research that shows a potentially huge upside.

A new study fills the bill by showing that heavy video game play is associated with greater “cortical thickness” – a neuroscience term meaning greater density in specific brain areas.

Researchers studied the brains of 152 adolescents, both male and female, who averaged about 12.6 hours of video gaming a week.

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