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.

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  • 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