The Surprising Help to Gaming


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15 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games 1. Video games are producing better surgeons. While you may think you want your surgeon reading up on the latest medical 2. Video games could help people overcome dyslexia. Some research points to attention difficulties as being a key 3. Video. 10 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games 1. They Improve Your Decision Making Skills Studies have shown that people who often play video games are on average 25% 3. They Help Produce Better Surgeons Interestingly, one study that was carried out, concluded that surgeons who play 4. Complex, challenging, and ambitious, video games have come a long way since the simple arcade titles of the 1970s—and evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and.

Benefits of video games for both children and adults include: Healthy brain stimulation Development of problem-solving skills Stress relief. Playing video games involves spotting and interacting with small objects on the screen, listening to sounds, and quickly adapting to unexpected changes. This encourages environmental awareness and flexibility.

Again, these are skills that come in handy in the. While playing the video games, you’re also releasing endorphins, the painkiller hormone. You’re boosting the body’s natural ability to get rid of the pain that you feel. The next time you feel some pain, sit on the couch and play a level of your favorite game for 20 minutes or so.

Playing video games can make you better at your job if your job involves virtual surgery, computer simulations, delicately handling massive machinery, and so on. In fact, any kind of activity that requires visual acuity and precision in handling particular instruments can be improved through playing video games. Surprisingly, playing video games can help our physical, mental and emotional health. We improved in ways we would not have expected, whether we play World of Warcraft with our friends, Call of Duty alone, or even Wii Fit. Let’s take a look at all the surprising and.

6 Surprising Benefits Playing Video Games Can Have on the Eyes September 26, 2018 According to a recent study, playing video games can actually improve vision. Neuroscientist Daphne Bavelier and her team tested the vision of seven patients after 10 hours per week of playing. Video games have been questioned in recent years in a way that closely mirrors the condemnation of comic books in the 1950s, but, as a medium alone, video games are not inherently harmful.

In fact, they can provide several surprising cognitive and mental health benefits.

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With elderly adults, one study found that playing video games that involve physical activity led to less depression (Rosenberg et al., 2010).

“Learning & Behavior: Eighth Edition” by James E. Mazur
from Learning & Behavior: Eighth Edition
by James E. Mazur
Taylor & Francis, 2016

In fact, the study found that any kind of repetitive activity that becomes increasingly more difficult to carry out – which is, as any gamer knows, the key to a successful game – increases the amount of dopamine in our brains.

“Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy” by Martin Lindstrom
from Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy
by Martin Lindstrom
Kogan Page, 2012

Among “gamer parents,” the ESA (2007) says, 80 percent report that they play video games with their children, and two thirds (66 percent) say that playing games has brought their families closer together.

“Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media” by Mizuko Ito, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, Danah Boyd, Rachel Cody
from Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media
by Mizuko Ito, Sonja Baumer, et. al.
MIT Press, 2009

Some of these studies find a correlation between playing video games and negative psychological states.

“Video Game Influences on Aggression, Cognition, and Attention” by Christopher J. Ferguson
from Video Game Influences on Aggression, Cognition, and Attention
by Christopher J. Ferguson
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Several studies have revealed an important social gratification component to video game playing, especially where it takes place in video arcades.

“The Effects of Video Games on Children: The Myth Unmasked” by Barrie Gunter
from The Effects of Video Games on Children: The Myth Unmasked
by Barrie Gunter
Sheffield Academic Press, 1998

Finally, in a study that tracked more than 4000 adolescents as they grew up, Brian Primack and his colleagues found that for every extra hour a teenager spends playing video games (or watching television) on an average day, he or she is 8 percent more likely to develop depression as an adult.

“Delinquency in Society” by Robert M. Regoli, John D. Hewitt, Matt DeLisi
from Delinquency in Society
by Robert M. Regoli, John D. Hewitt, Matt DeLisi
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2009

More direct evidence suggesting increased dopamine release during Internet gaming can be drawn from a neurochemical imaging study in which research participants were asked to play a video game that involved navigating a tank for monetary reward.

“Internet Addiction: Neuroscientific Approaches and Therapeutical Implications Including Smartphone Addiction” by Christian Montag, Martin Reuter
from Internet Addiction: Neuroscientific Approaches and Therapeutical Implications Including Smartphone Addiction
by Christian Montag, Martin Reuter
Springer International Publishing, 2017

In the case of video games, we suggest that playing (and playing video games) is, as claimed by Goldstein, Buckingham, and Brougére (2004), an activity that strengthens social bonds and self-esteem.

“Handbook of Research on Improving Learning and Motivation through Educational Games: Multidisciplinary Approaches: Multidisciplinary Approaches” by Felicia, Patrick
from Handbook of Research on Improving Learning and Motivation through Educational Games: Multidisciplinary Approaches: Multidisciplinary Approaches
by Felicia, Patrick
Information Science Reference, 2011

But more hours of play were related to negative outcomes if gamers were playing games out of obsessive reasons.

“Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound” by Scott Rigby, Richard M. Ryan
from Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound
by Scott Rigby, Richard M. Ryan
ABC-CLIO, 2011

This effectiveness comes from the interactive nature of games that require players to actively take actions, making the activity an empowering experience compared to passive forms of escapism, such as watching TV (Kuo et al. 2016).

“Game User Experience And Player-Centered Design” by Barbaros Bostan
from Game User Experience And Player-Centered Design
by Barbaros Bostan
Springer International Publishing, 2020

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  • I am Rena. (Female player) My age is 30 I am playing game since years I graduated from 2 university with fullscolarship.. Even thought I have a goor point I couldn’t find a work since years.. firstlh Banking and Insurance secondly English Economy.. ıf I had money I could make a master too.. In this worl where is justice? But in the game there is justice You can see result of your labors. Hope you understand..

  • 1:07 My boyfriend and I will be these old people on the couch. Those people who disliked the video will have a very sad old age x))

  • I’m also wondering if the specificity of action games having these effects relates in any way to our evolution? Meaning: most people feel a sort of adrenaline rush while playing those games.
    Is it the adrenaline, fight or flight, survival mode (in moderation, obviously) that is giving these benefits or the videos games specifically?
    I would think the former, seeing as we used to feel that adrenaline rush for actual life and death reasons and thus, would greatly benefit if our bodies were able to trigger these effects…someone do studies to answer my questions please =)

  • 2:06 is funny. Conjecture missing not mistaken or spoken. But pontiffed on in life. My claim staking it. Nice They should of laughed there. They saw the video before.

  • Stealth games taught me the value of patience.Hitman series(my favourite),thief,Splinter cell series etc.If any gamer want to play
    serious and more mature stealth games try Death to spies and it’s sequel Death to spies moment of truth(best stealth game ever).

  • Honestly, video games are quite literally one of the biggest wastes of time other than arguing on Facebook about politics. You gain no skills from gaming unless you are young and the 1% who are professional. You are literally always gaming alone playing against other people. “But im playing with my friends!” No, you are alone playing alone against people online.

    Playing guitar gains you skills, reading gains you skills, exercising keeps you alive, but video games does absolutely nothing. It’s just a waste of time and money to be honest. I used to love video games until one day I was playing one of my favorite shooters and was like wtf am I doing? I am literally gaining nothing from this.

  • how funny the first 3 ¼ minutes as I’m reading the comments, I was ready to put this lady on blast and so glad I was wrong!!! In addition, she says not going to argue about gaming marathons or content but here are some facts…

  • people want to blame things for there problems. and when your problem has anything to do with your kids, you want to blame something that cant defend its self. screens.

  • I wish I can show this to my dad lmao, he thinks video games are a distraction to school work, that it is for boys and it rots my brain, but I’ve been playing a sneakily behind his back on my pc. What contradicts this is that I am a high school straight A honor roll student. I do after school clubs, volunteer work, take ap classes but still got time to play video games. smh

  • I’m pro cuz

    I’m listening to music
    8m commenting on this vid
    Talking to my m8 on discord
    Whilst reading a message from my teacher
    And also listening to this video

    While ignoring my mom calling me for dinner

  • I think I agree with all of this, except for the eyesight comment.  Maybe it improves your vision in a way that you see “more” with a “quicker” look than non-gamers, but nah, staring at any fixed distance for long periods of time will hurt the eyes; they’re muscles just like the rest, meant to be used.  Love some of these facts though.  ;D
    serious gamer, www691

  • You see, you should definitely know that games benefit your brain.

    Wait… so nemesis throwing us around and playing with us like a toy would be the best for you?

    So I guess playing action packed games trains you sight?
    Because you are watching out for enemies?

  • Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Hebrews 9:27
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    Isaiah 64:6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Revelation 21:8
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Romans 5:8
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Romans 10:9-10.
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    John 5:24
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    1John 5: 10-13
    He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
    And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
    Ephesians 2:8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Romans 8:1
    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 15:3-4
    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    2 Corinthians 5:21
    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

  • Who cares about eye sight, reflexes and tracking? This woman is completely ignorant and addicted to video games herself or works for the mind controlling CIA who controls game makers. Read the posts here, it’s pathetic. Video games are your god, you are committing idolatry. Look at the photos this woman puts up… a woman with 6 arms = Hindu deity Shiva and is known as “The Destroyer” and then “rebuilds” as in rebuild your mind the way they want you to think. Then there is the girl holding a wine glass in from of one eye = Eye Of Horus – Illuminate symbolism, control, Satan worship, all seeing eye…
    check out
    strange they have a small boy covering one eye on a poster for “Race for Chase” and why would they demolished the school and destroy evidence. Especially when there is such a huge question on what really happened. One thing for sure, it’s another political puppet show to delete our 2nd.
    You people hide in your basements and have a big fat ZERO clue as to what’s going on the real world.
    Wake up!! You are being used and brainwashed by these people. You show such relief because she it was OK to play this crap. It damaging to your mind and soul and it’s very selfish to those around you! I’ve seen many lives damaged because of it, kids from 2 years to 40. The 40 yr old can’t even work because playing a stupid game is more important than his wife or children! What good is it to become a cartoon character who steals, kills and destroys?
    You are addicted and it’s wrong PERIOD. These violent games are wrong and you are being used like puppets and don’t give a stinking care about it or anyone else around you.

  • I tell my parents this and they still say it is bad and say that god created humans not to play it is 2020. I play for like 2 hours a day and they think they are addicated.

  • “Why are there no games that would do X for my child/grandparent etc. etc.”

    There ARE. And IMO Sciencetists trying to create such game just for the sake of creating one will always fail, as they want to make game different from the thing that are on the market in some way (creating 1-1 and simply rebranding / advertising it in the other way seems non-productive as well).

    There are no good things when university analytics try to became producers themselves, and as she pointed out trying to distill broccoli from the chocolate simply ends up with you having a broccoli that noone wants anyway, and trying to create better chocolate back from the broccoli is pretty hard especially if you wanted simply better chocolate in the first place.

    Check one chocolate, distill broccoli, have your thesis, test it on the other chocolates, do more research. There are enough good chocolates on the market to test your theories on, dont try to make one as you will most likely fail.

  • This is a really good video, We tracked down an article about Thoughts That Can Negatively Impact A Child’s Mind let’s checkout

  • Well, my boyfriend is game addicted. And yeah he is really smart but will be single soon. I am so tired of the years at home, I want someone to live a life not on the sofa in a darkened room, but doing sport, travel and stuff

  • This generation’s children will be so different: for example parents will understand how it feels to play videogames and the list goes on

  • Yea, I got bad vision (I can’t focus my eyes well on distant objects) and it always was the same, even before I started video games! My parents blame it on video games of course. -_-

  • wow. is this real news. I have an older friend that does not play games anymore. plus I play less games sense there is a real opening to life for insights from real people instead of playing games. ironic how I might have played games if life didn’t turn so akward

  • Ridiculous explanation of Call of Duty. Shows the complete ‘WHOOSH’ effect of modern culture on these Boomers. They just do not get what is going on. And furthermore, they should stop trying to speak on it. Just embrace it.

  • Idk why but my family gene make me visually blind. I mean I see a lot of my cousins and uncles is wearing glass. And my family say it because of video game (since my cousins play a lot of video game)

  • The object rotation study, it is critical to see a control group tested on the same 3 occasions. I presume they improved as well but not as much? Where is the source?

  • @faismasterx listen i am in college ok and i want to become an eye doctor anyways i mojor in the eye and actually playing video games do improve your eyesite and actually you iq and i know that it improves your iq because i went to a conferrence with my dad about changes between iq from the 1900s and 2000s and what caused and one of the changes were that video games improve iqs by 40 to 50 percent

  • Me sees title, yes yes they can b’c I learned where milk came from when I was 3 years old b’c of Minecraft and I learned basically a lot of stuff from games when I was younger

    My 3 year old brain playing video games and learning stuff: wha-t is this power..

  • I think people think that violent video games cause you to be violent, however its the parents fault for not teaching their kids that video games arent reality

  • 2020 and they still can’t make a good Karate game without all the childish laser effects and bling bling junk that makes the games play like kindergarden games? The sad reality is that those old ’80’s Karate arcade games were more challenging then ANY modern fight game since you actually have to control your kicks and punchesthere are no *(super movesone press destroys all) Like the modern games which are exactly like the Casino slot machine video poker games designed to bait and hook our brainwashed desires and make us completely docile and accepting of the video slush they slop out on our store shelvesShame on ALL of those who perpetuate this bland nursing home suckling of the cybernetic teet of a genetically conformist programmed society where the consumer has been bred to accept the instant visual and sound gratification system that destroys the true fundamentals of challenge and excitement. What a F*cken let down!

  • So how about you cite your sources instead of people having to take these things at face value. I don’t know maybe you are lying through your teeth, I am not saying you are but if you citied your sources it would help people believe what you are saying. That text that says Source:insert name doesn’t count you need a link to it.

  • Kids Who Are Good at Video Games Are Good at Learning. But Schools Need to Adapt, click here know more

  • Minecraft is very constructive.
    Command block maps=coding
    I actually get bored of Minecraft. I even procrastinate to continue building my command block maps!�� Other games are far more addictive.

  • Dope video. Hey guys. Check this video out on my account. I literally just tested video games, paid a small registration, and earned $400 in a week: @m9Ww

  • So far, in my 23 years of teaching with and without digital or computer devices, I have only found that my students who were active gamers were incapable of sustaining simple tasks for more than 2 minutes. Focus was flushed down the toilet, their aggression was off the charts, and they couldn’t use common sense or logic very well. Nor could they remember much or spell on their own. Their social skills were also out the window. I am not trying to say that video games are demonic. I am just reporting what I have seen in the past 23 years as a teacher, teaching day in, day out. If you want to write me off as an idiot, or say that this makes no sense, you are proving my point. Give me some hard evidence and play devil’s advocate to convince me that I should not be so worried, and I will listen.

  • For that color thing, the meta is to not look at the whole word, but only see a part of the screen and only try to detect the color, can also put center of the screen like millimeters away from your eyeballs and all you see is a full solid color

  • They can be fun and beneficial unless it becomes a way of numbing your reality. It has ruined my life into depression for 4 years. I have super smart friends who played alot and had no problems. It all comes down to the person and if they are responsible enough to balance things in their life.
    Psychotherapy and going back to college this month! I’m more mature and motivated than ever. It turns out I had a form of OCD all these years. I can finally manage that mental health issue and be around games in a much healthier manner.

    It’s so easy to say Video games are bad, that’s not all true. It comes down to the individual as a whole. Not the games

  • She forgot about morals. Most games are Fps without any substance but theres good games like Last of Us, Mass Effect, Halo and Gta

  • To much games can be harmful as much as to much food, to much training and watching tv to much. If you do it after all the things that matters such as being in your job and making money, a couple hours playing zelda for 2 hours a day or something like that will be as good and even way better than watching tv

  • Cod ww2 bfv bf1 and other ww2 shooter game can make u better at history and pc building simulator seems pretty cool and could make people smart

  • Video games are made because youre gonna record it and send in youtube and youre gonna make moneys or maybe if too slow growing… you need to learn in school too and its not too bad at all…

  • Yeah! Those are perfect benefits for someone who studies for example chemistry/physics…! Your reflexes are maybe better, but your grades and interests for education are significantly lower! I played my whole life (BF, CoD, WoW, DayZ, PUBG), but my focus increased only for the game i played, because i liked the game…
    They will tell you everything about how positive gaming is to suck every dollar out of you! They dont want you to feel bad playing 5-12h each day. Gaming doesnt destroy your brain, but it makes you lose interest for much more important things, because they cant satisfy you quickly as gaming. Imagine spending 700h+ in studying for college exams instead of playing. You could achieve goals which are important till you die! I dont have anything in 20 years from my 3000h+ playtime in WoW, but a phd in Chemistry is going to forge a succesfull life for me! It is what it is!

  • The difficulty it seems to me is that people can’t separate the feeling a game gives them versus the factual effects. If a game was made that looked too educational no kid would ever want to play it, conversely if a game looks too much like a typical video game no educational groups will want to endorse it.
    There is further difficulty in that any game made to teach kids has to compete with games that only need to entertain. I think one other big problem is that most avid gamers don’t play games in 40min intervals and that’s talking about adults with learned ability to use self control, kids couldn’t stop themselves from playing hours on end even if they wanted to. Any game made to improve the skills of children needs to be able to be played for long periods of time. Ultimately this looks like a tough challenge of a hypothetical game.

  • Well, i mean, we have Minecraft: Education Edition, and that’s helping me a lot with chemistry, computer science and creativity. Knowledge doesn’t only come from school and knowledge isn’t only made from revision and exams.

  • I guess if we are robots and real life relationships with real people in front of us is not a priority her studies are relevant. But otherwise gaming is just another vice to escape the dysfunctions of our relationships or lack of relationships. In moderation I guess… and for unique situations where our broken culture isn’t providing real human connection then I guess. I heard a heroine addict say that heroine felt like a warm hug from his mother which is heart breaking so no judgement as we all have vices but this research trying to distract us from the reality that most video gaming is the same distraction as any other addictive behaviour or substance. In excess not generally part of healthy life style and healthy relationships.

  • One of the reasons The Legend of Zelda is my favorite video game is because the puzzles make you smarter and the games helped my family in some way. Me, my dad, and my older brother played A Link to the past at the age of eight. It taught my dad to speak english. It taught my older brother to read. And it taught me that the protagonist’s name is Link, not Zelda. (The last part about the protagonist’s name was a joke, but the other two were serious!)

  • Happy Saturday/Sunday where you are. Now you can show your parents or teachers the benefits of playing video games. Are you currently playing any video games? Name drop them below:)

  • Woah, I got surgery for Amblyopia a year ago, but I still have that same lazy eye. I’ll start playing a few more video games to see if it helps!

  • My favourites are:
    -Scrap Mechanic
    -Subnautica Below Zero
    -World of Tanks
    -War Thunder
    And alot of other videogames like say, for example… Ark Survival Evolved and Farming Simulator 15

  • Lmao ever since I started playing pc games my typing speed (among other things) has skyrocketed, and when I typed in front of my girlfriend her jaw dropped because it was something like 98 words per minute ��

  • My fav game top 4
    1. Minecraft
    2. Roblox
    3. A game called “Life is a game”
    4. YouTube (I’m not sure if it’s a game lol)
    Share ur story by commeting

  • If the term “character action” wasn’t coined, my search bar would say “hack and slash games like Devil May Cry, not Dynasty Warriors”

  • I used to play pretty much any Assassin’s Creed game I could get my hands on. I miss it a lot. ������ These days I have a little solo app called Greening 2 where I shoot asteroids when I’m upset or stoned.

  • Karen: ViDeO gAmEs CaUsE ViOleNcE!!!!

    Me who plays Minecraft peaceful mode and cares for my pets like my own with my friends and generally having a good time.

  • I was gonna comment that you completely skipped point number two, but then I saw your comment where you filled in what was supposed to be in the video. However, I am surprised that you pinned your other comment instead of that one.
    If I had to pick a favorite game, it’d probably be Mario RPG.

  • Games took me down more, i am quite competitive and because of that when i play 4 to 5 hours aday my brain is constantly under stress because one mistake ruins alot in the game, and it creates anxiety because when you lose focus you are dead. Your brain is onder so much pressure when gaming.
    Used to have exsteme social anxiety, quit gaming after a week it was gone!

  • Only slightly dissapointing that everyone outside of gaming, when talking about video games, can only come up with either ancient stuff like Pac Man and Mario, or the more violent excesses like God of War, Call of Duty or Mortal Kombat.
    And those aren’t even the highest rated by most gamers and critics.

    Otherwise nice video, it’s always good to see people informed about the fact that gaming isn’t just staring at a screen.

  • Playing piano tiles hours in a day has increased my accuracy in speed typing. I was so good that I beat 92% players globally in challenges lol

  • When I play Goldeneye especially multiplayer I tend to walk away feeling amazing over every kill I get I have had so many memories of slaying everyone I ever played it with even when I was drunk or high I never tire of it even when I’m tired of it.

  • I hate whenever people (mainly adults) say that video games cause violence, because they think EVERY game with or involves a gun is a *violence game*. I really hope adults understand what videos game can actually do.

  • The problem I have with her way of thinking is, that she doesn’t seem to realise, that video games are an art form. Nothing good has ever come of scientifically trying to analyse and synthesise art. Any aspect of art that does not come from genuine emotional engagement of the artist, has a tendency to decrease its appeal. Science has not managed to define music yet or found out why it works the way it does and i doubt it’s any easier for video games. I’m not saying don’t try finding scientific explanations for different art forms, just don’t expect to get good results any time soon and do it for the knowledge itslef and not to ‘leverage the power’ as she put it. Even if it’s something good, like improving peoples mental ability, it’s introducing something into art that isn’t actually part of the artistic vision and that never really works out. It’s like micro-transactions, those also have a purpose other than realising an artistic vision, which, in this case, is making money.

  • I know I play a lot of games but I dont consider my self a gamer because for me to be considered a gamer in my book you have to play over 5-10 online to offline games I will say the games I have are mincraft, roblox, apex, Darwin and fortnite but that is not enough for me to be a gamer

  • It annoys me that calling yourself a “gamer” is trendy just because they have played one game…. complete an entire franchise then get back to me

  • wouldn’t mind knowing the sources on some of these studies, but hey right on if its true, ive been playing counterstrike on and off for about 12 years now, and in the last 3 years have been playing my ps3/4 alot more often, games have really come along way since i was a kid. before i got a ps3 in 2012, the last system i owned was a ps2 in 2004 when i was 18yo. I was blown away by “the last of us” and games like infamous and gtav, skyrim, witcher, dragon age, mafia2, mass effect. I’ve been just loving it.

  • me: hi mom can i get a 3ds
    mom: no
    me: ok see you later
    Me; hi dad can i get a 3ds
    dad: no
    mom and dad: what is it
    me: let me show you a video *plays video
    mom and dad: gone to buy a 3ds

  • Последнее достижение медицины!!! Найдено средство от многих болезней:инсульты, инфаркты, гипертония, ДЦП, аутизм, эпилепсия, простатит, онкология,псориаз, миома, быстрое старение, варикоз, трофические язвы и другие.Средство направлено в первую очередь на лечение поражённых органов, а также восстановление всего организма.

  • I’m saying no about a hundred times to every fact I learned in this video, HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? THATS OUT OF BOUND LOGIC AND PHYSICS!……….but then again, I can see how PlayStation presses on making a game that can really immerse players into the game itself��

  • Someone needs to tell this to Crooked Hillary Clinton, who currently has a war on violent video games:

  • i know this aint a health benefit but learned things which school did not teach us Such as gun names/cod/history/assains creed and more

  • If you’re going to believe all of this is true and you assume one game will do all of this for you, think again. You’ll need a variety of video games.

  • These tasty chocolate covered games that can hide the broccoli very well already exist. Kerbal Space Program or Foldit for example and there are many more! 

  • The idea of games being used as a teaching tool as well as fun is a truly Awesome as in AWE inspiring it so cool my favorite things coming together i think the idea of games teaching myths and story,language and ideas,as well as being fun is super cool and i hope more games find a we to juggle the fun and the learning togher 

  • When I was a kid from playing too much I got De Quervain’s syndrome in my wrist which did hurt like Hell so that certainly isn’t a health benefit.

  • Those educational AND entertaining games? Myst (series), The Journeyman Project, Final Fantasy (series), Portal, Remember Me, Kingdom Hearts, Fable, Super Mario Bros., World of Warcraft…etc. There are many!

  • As much as I agree with this speech, Ms. Bavelier seems to hit and miss the biggest arguement that
    resonates with the general audience of video gamers, and that would be the overall variety of games, and their effects.

    Yes, while a large percentage of gamers do play first person shooters or actions games, there are plenty that do not. Platformers, puzzles, RPGs, survival horror, and many others, serve as alternatives that millions of people choose to play (mainly out of preference) and the fact is that they lack actual representation when ‘outshined’ by stereotypes applied to gamers. For example, Mario may be considered the most well known video game character today, but when the average person (one who does not play themselves) imagines the concept of a ‘gamer,’ most situations are boys who play of Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto.

    The problem is that this speech does little to go against this stereotyping by solely focusing on first person shooters. While I (personally) do appreciate the contribution it does to educate those outside the norm of gaming, it does little to help people comprehend the actual message portrayed by our modern day gaming cultures, and that is “Anyone can play and game of any genre.” Even mentioning the sheer existence of an RPG would allow the audience to grasp a better understanding of the variety of video games, but the only message I really see here is “Action and Shooter games do present positive effect in contrary to previous beliefs,” rather than “Video games (in general) have been proven to show positive effects.”

    I understand that these TED talks are more or less meant to introduce the audience to a topic and let them explore it themselves, but when it comes down to something like this the alternative is either to generalize or specify, but never explain anything half heartedly. If the same idea were to apply to any other idea (ex: discussing the effects of art history and mentioning pre-historic but not contemporary art) would be significantly less effective when compared to the message left by the former and latter choices.

  • Me: i can’t read
    Mom: eat carrots
    me: plays GTAV
    2 years later
    doctor: he has 20/20 vision
    Mom: you ate a lot of carrots
    Me: i robbed banks instead
    Me in games

  • My favourite video games are:
    The Last of Us
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Detroit: Become Human
    Uncharted 4: A Theifs End
    Super Smash Bros Ultimate

  • 5 and 2 are total crap!

    Staring at an electronic screen for hours does NOT improve your eyesight! WTF LOL! Do you even science?!

    So many gamers I know are dumb as door knobs, and they wide variety of game genres, so it’s not just your typical, mindless Call of Duty drone.

  • It’s true… recently (past 3 years or so) I’ve been playing bigger and more video games, and my most recent optometrist appointment was nearly 2 times better.

  • “If the Brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t!”

    Credited to Lyall Watson

    Describes a strange paradox where it becomes impossible to fully understand our Brain. Just think of it as a Carrot being strapped to the head of a donkey just outside his reach, no matter how fast and far he runs, the Carrot will always be traveling the same distance at the same speed without getting any closer.

    The smarter we get, the more complex our Brains become, which means we need to get smarter, which in turn means our Brains need to get more complex……. ad infinitum.

    Maybe you would think there is a “shortcut”, that maybe we can use some “tricks” to circumvent this. However, this is also impossible because even if we manage to somehow reach the point of “full understanding” through some strange tricks, the moment our Brains receive the new Information, they will evolve to more complexity which will require the process to begin anew.

  • Hello Mr. Ted! I am also named Ted, and so for that reason and because we both create content to share on this beautiful world of Youtube, Thank You!

  • Really resent when “theories” are presented as facts. The brain is way more complex than we can know at this time. Add to the equation that many sciences are tied to making money, how could anyone miss the conflict in interest in that?

  • Excellent work at bringing data to the table that furthers the conversation on the benefits of gaming. The only criticism I could raise is the test-retest effects of the measurement tool in the study at the end. It is possible that the participants’ increase in accuracy was a result of being familiar with the tool rather than the effect of gaming.

  • “super mario 64”
    (draws mario sprite from mario world with the mario 3 belly, half pixelated and half round)
    im gonna commit mass genocide

  • I played modern combat 5 yesterday 10-15 NPC were shooting at me my companions were useless, I was like someone save me,,,, after dying two times I learn to focus while all of them were shooting at me I managed to complete all current chapters ��������

  • A real fact:
    I learn english 90% from games
    I learn english 8% from music
    I learn english 1.4% from movies
    And the rest 0.2% from school

  • Everyone: Trying to explain to their parents why online games can’t be paused.
    Me: Parents come into the room turning off the console or pulling the router off.

  • Talk about how many gamers will be hearing impaired by the time they are 40 or 50, now is the time to invest in hearing aid companies.

  • Stress-relief… Are you kidding me? Also, multitasking is TERRIBLE; I suffer from ADHD and I totally disagree with multitasking being good. LOL… Improved Eyesight. omg pain releif? That’s it, I’m out, your video was so bad.

  • I’m currently conducting a survey to research for my Masters in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics. If you’re a gamer or a streamer, I’d greatly appreciate your participation! Please share this link with friends and family!

  • Playing any videogame can improve many things.
    FPS: Reaction time
    RPG and Text-based: Vocabulary, also the language your game is set to
    Open world: Creativity
    Mod-heavy games like GTA, G-mod: Programming and creativity

    Almost all games improve problem-solving and assumption skills, like in Mario puzzle levels or Minecraft redstone.
    “Videogames make you dumb” is plain wrong.

  • Beat Saber players are superhuman
    I’ve seen them move their wrists so fast to the point I’d think they’d snap off
    I’ve seen them react to things that I can’t react to in time
    I’ve seen them in better physical condition than most gamers

  • I have no idea what gaming does to our brains. But there is one thing I am sure about. The people who I know, who play games, are actually better at multitasking. Well, some gamers are lack of it slightly but still, they are more tend to do multitasking. Well, ofc I’ve got no scientific explanation to back me up on this, I’m just saying.

  • 4:56 On the other hand you can clearly see how anxious the gamer is in comparison to the journalist. The body language could be a sign of that.

  • I also think that creative/Sandbox games help express ourselves in ways we never could in the real world, with words.

    For example: Once i built a log cabin in the middle of the woods in minecraft, and i used it for the rest of my hardcore world, i found it quite peaceful. I kept improving it, And that was probably what sparked my love of camping.

  • Video games helped me reconnect with the closest thing to childhood friends that I’ve ever known. I come from a military family so we moved around a lot when I was a kid. I’ve said goodbye to friends and started from scratch in a new state so many times and it still hasn’t gotten any easier. Flash-forward to last year, being 22 and living in my first apartment. I bought a gaming laptop and immediately hit up my old friends from Okinawa. They told me to download a program called Discord and I head their voices again for the first time in 10 years. Now we game together and have immediate direct contact with each other and now we hang out daily. And if it wasn’t for video games, I probably wouldn’t have become friends with those beautiful bastards in the first place.
    Video games bring people together and help them stay together

  • If they make you smarter, then that’s purely a bonus. I don’t really care about side effects, I play video games because they are fun.

  • How can i prove to mom that video games are actually good? I’ve showed her that games can give you a faster reaction time and other things and i’ve even given her a E-sport light book that says why games are good. She read it all but still doesn’t want me to play a lot.

  • W0W great video i hope my parents will see this video cause they always blame me for playing videogames… liek if yuo cri everitiem

  • How I learn my English and be so good at it? I played Warcraft 3 campaign so many times, watching movies. That’s where I learn my English

  • Me looks at the title here we go again people talk bad about video games. Me at the end we will rise and destroy the Karen’s and the bombers sorry for the bad spelling can we go back into time. Were people did not hate games

  • I saw an 80 year old grandma pull out a Nintendo Switch and play Mario Kart 8 with her grandson and his friends on the bus. I think this is a prime example of gaming acceptance.

  • Me: Gets Bachelors Degree in Game Art and gets turned down by every studio internship and entry level job.
    Game Company: Let’s let a bunch of kids work in our studios.
    Me: Oh, Okay
    Commits suicide

  • I wanna know why girls dnt play “violent video games” and play support in lol or play basic phone games. Right now a lot of girls watch mma, ufc or boxing. Even in history for example in ancient Rome, the female audience enjoyed gladiator fights. SO why isn’t this the case now?

  • Yeah videogames have changed my brain and mental skills pretty much they have improved but ive wasted them ruining school and my family and now i want to kill myself but ya its pretty dope yall should try it out

  • Games can do many thing for you. But for a avg gamer like me it doesn’t bring bread to my table. It just a fun way to spend time. Don’t glorify it and waste too much time on it. It ruins you.

  • I don’t play, but my son does, and I’m seeing the value in video games more and more each day…love that he addressed stereotypes.

  • New math puzzle! check it out on Android!! you don’t regret!!

  • The test for measuring attention doesn’t apply to their ability to learn by listening. Which is why they have trouble in school and in relationships.

  • It’s so annoying to me when adults and boomers or people in general start talking how much video games are bad for the health when games are actually something that kept me sane from my emotionally abusive sister (our relationship is better now and she isn’t like that any more because we talked about it and she admitted that wasn’t right). My sis is older and everytime she bullied me behind parents back I was of course sad and I felt unjustified. so I turned to video games and I felt better but also stronger. I started going to therapy when I was 17 and my therapist told me “how your sister was behaving towards you, i was suprised you had enough will to help yourself by going to therapy. Usually patients like you would easily commit suicide”. When I watched this video I realized games actually made me mentally stronger and sane from my sis. I will never stop playing games no matter what people tell me. I am 20 and my anxiety is almost gone and I am happy now. Thank you for reading to my ted talk.

  • It looks like Daphne Bavelier works for game industry. Actually, video gaming can have its ups, but destructive impact is much bigger, though. Video games are stealing our life time, the most precious gift.

  • Oh My Goshhhhhh!!!
    NEURONATION is a product of the brain scientists collab with game developers!!
    You should check out that game application!!
    It is what you are saying! The game increases expansion, attention, memory and etc. It will help evaluate your strengths and weaknesses based on your performance in the game and you can totally choose the level.
    It is extremely helpful❤. You know where you are and your targets. Bless ya!

  • The study that showed an improvement in object rotation. The subjects got even better the 3rd time they tested…without the action games in between. So, was it the action games or repeating that type of testing?

    Need more information and repeatability on this one. On every study really but still.

  • here are some video games that are “brocoli-cholate”

    god of war: greek mythology and greek tragedies
    bioshock: Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism
    team forterss 2 (a part of it): socialilzing
    portal: people literally gain IQ from that game

  • Wow! That was interesting. ) Thank you for this video.
    It would be interesting if your lab would start to do a certification of all video-games and giving them sort of “Chocolate-broccoli” rating. )
    It should be helpful for everybody. )

  • What’s the point if this video??? The ‘learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask’ does NOT make the gamer smarter, intellectual, or knowledgeable about anything you can teach an airhead IDIOT or a ZOMBIE to ‘learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask’.

  • Not only that, but for kids in other countries, it is an awesome way to learn English.

    I work as an IT-consultant, not game-related, but my passion for IT and technology started with gaming. I am 100% certain I wouldn’t be where I am today, without video games.

  • He’s very much self absorbed in his world and just assumes everyone will be a game developer if they play games. He did not mention a word about moderation. Go ahead! Drinking is fun and can spark a passion for home brewing!

  • This guys is i think really slow ��
    I know gamers are little fast then normal human but this guy is such a looser or may be gaming tech paying good amount �� for keep video positive way

  • that is another point that tally of math is within some games input. the messures of on screen input helps adjust messurments in guessing and adjusting to math system and bars percentages. the 2 hand use is left out that increases the awareness of both sides the brain. yet also teaches the brain to resolve problems faster in real time thinking. slower games are still good for turn based learning. I will not bash turn based. some times both are good for real time pace for example time based chess is also good. This seems to be coming more down to. what people can do to make money. so it seems I am in better luck to forgo a proper life even with little resources compared to this misinformation I have to face. Did these people come from high education system or you let anyone in TED talk?

  • انا حصلت على كلمة السر لكل شبكات الواى فاى المجاورة ������ خلال ثواني بدون تحميل أي برنامج ��✅, الأن يمكنك معرفة باسورد أى WIFI قريب منك �� �� اكتب فى جوجل �� mbc70 �� وادخل اول موقع

  • Video games are also a fantastic way of learning english. You play a video game in english, then you start watching tutorials online and reading guides, and in very little time you learn a lot.

  • He’s on spot. My boys play various games and smoke the old man. We don’t even have cable in our home. Never have. My kids have no interest in t.v. when visiting my extended family. Me oldest son was not doing good in his reading. My rule was, if you want to try skyrim or halo, you must read each prompt or story line on the screen and make your own decisions. He has improved dramatically, he had a reason to learn his reading. Lastly. My older sons are becoming very balanced in stress management. You die a few hundred times and rather quickly you quit or keep grinding. Games are far to colorful vibrant and exciting for a young guy to just walk away from. Its a thing the guys get together and do, mom comes and watches. She secretly wants us off the beast so she can do her digital art.

  • I agree to most of them, Except for number 2. It only depends on what game you play, For example, Tetris Could Have you react faster and Ready yourself For any Challenge, Unlike Call of duty, which Just tells you to not noob tube yourself with that RPG or SMAW (I only played black ops 2)

  • I realize the ironic thing about shutting yourself away on electronics isn’t being antisocial. Even though it is real person, but not so through social media.

  • At the part with the yellow and blue dots moving, I didn’t understand what I needed to do well, and I tought I need to keep track of all blue dots and show witch ones they were. And I did follow all of them:D I need to go easy on cs:go and dota..

  • My favourite video game is roblox. I only played it for a month because my friends played it and I didn’t want to be left out, however I grew to love it. I deleted it after that month because I then realised that my parents didn’t want me to play online yet. I’m older now and more mature and also wish that I could play it again. Anyone know how I can ask them? Please help!

  • My chocolate, Skyrim. Broccoli is Kerbal Space Program, my happy balance is Elite Dangerous. Not quite worried about orbital mechanics, but plenty of data, information and education to be had in the big black. Proved to a friend the impossibility of Pleiadean aliens by traveling to the nebula, showing him how hot and violent the Seven Sisters are, and showing him the age of the earth like worlds and how young they are compared to earth. It was pretty amazing to use a game to prove something factual about legitimate science.

  • Implementing “Education” into UI Management would be the easiest solution, like in the Inventory Management. The player has to use it each time and cannot avoid it.

    As Example:
    -In Minecraft you have stacks up to 64Items, an easy solution would be:
    If the player presses SHIFT or CRTL and clicks on that stack, the player gets the half of it, thus 32 Items.
    This teaches Division pretty easily and it is also pretty practical. The only impractical thing is: you can only teach division by 2, the game designer cannot change the division from 2, else the system would become confusing and impractical for fast gameplay.
    But by using more “Buttons” and Craft precipices, which need certain numbers of Items, will teach the player how to use Division efficiently, without him knowing. He only wants to build his wooden fence.

    Also a Nodebased UI would also increase the possibilities, it would be new to the player, but you could test a lot more Systems with nodes.

  • All these things here are possibly a Special Power some brains like mine have.
    Also i had a Gameboy when i was small and got a 3ds in 2014 so my brain must be…..
    Falls, holding on to 3ds “I’ll save you”.

  • I belive that the game that can train your brain is a game that can adjast into many dimensions and provide you with many challenges, but there is a big drawback on this the gamer may go crazy beacause all of these changes into game.

  • Spirit of the north. It’s a puzzle and adventure game. It’s relaxing and challenging. It requires problem solving, think outside the box. It aslo requires a lot of patience.

  • The relationship one will only work if both partners are into games as much as the other. And so I’ve videos where girls actually completely wreck game consoles simply due to the guy not giving a crap about her. So my advice: find someone whose actually into video games as well as you are.

  • She’s rather disconcerting when it comes to research for such a topic. Also, why only action/shooters? There’s a wide, WIDE variety of different genre’s that apply a different method of thinking required to complete said games. She’s overstating her research by considering it a study on gamers, when she has only actually brought forth information about one type of gamer. Even then, how old were the gamers tested? Age also has a great impact on results for something like this, too great of an impact.

    Far too much of this is missing for me to actually consider this as credible research.

  • Great talk, this is why I love science, hypothesis, experiment, result then make a statement, unlike our politicians.
    Might make this a project when I begin my research in neuroscience.
    btw Im a gamer.  

  • I really wanted to watch this but 3 minutes in i still could barely understand what she was saying so i guess im gonna have to just move on:/