Video gaming may be associated with better cognitive performance in children

Curated by Marty Valencia-Estay

As a self-proclaimed video game enthusiast, I have found myself in a place where I have come to realize that many of my foundational strengths have come through what video games have taught me. This article published by the US Department of Health & Human Services conducted in-depth research, coming to the conclusion that video games could help with brain functions such as memory and speed. “ Functional MRI brain imaging analyses found that children who played video games for three or more hours per day showed higher brain activity in regions of the brain associated with attention and memory than did those who never played.” (B Chaarani, 2022). I will not let this article be the only reason why I will continue to play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for hours, but it did help me feel better about the copious amount of time that I have spent gaming.

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