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.
dorsolateral prefrontal cortex