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Believe It Or Not, Video Games Can Boost Teens’ Brains

Before you tell your teen to put down their video games, read this first! Despite the belief that video games may make teens more violent or causes them to lose empathy, a new study suggests gaming has brain benefits. Research from Brown University found that video games not only sharpen the visual learning process, but may also improve the brain’s ability to process visual tasks.

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Game On! Video Games May Not Be So Bad After All

Believe it or not, there actually are positive effects of playing video games… in moderation, at least. Sure, spending hours in front of the TV is not a good thing. But recent research finds that teens who play less than an hour of video games daily are more socially adjusted than those who don’t.

Oxford University carried out the study, which found that young people who played some video games (but for no more than 3 hours a day), were associated with the highest levels of sociability.

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Virtually Numbed: Are Teens Losing Empathy in Video Games?

As technology has crept into the mainstream through the decades, conspiracy theorists and science fiction enthusiasts have always warned that robots, computers, and virtual reality would eventually blur the lines between humanity and technology. And according to a recent study published in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, these theories may be more scientific-fact than science-fiction. In the gaming world, you may hear the word “immersive” being thrown around a lot. This term describes a game’s ability to pull you into its world. It’s a term most often reserved for games […]

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New Study—Violent Video Games Not So Bad After All

For years the debate has raged on: Do violent video games make teens act violently? The idea that they might is particularly unsettling when you consider that upwards of 90% of children in the US play video games. But when you look at the research on violence conducted over the past two decades, there are mixed results. As those responsible for the upbringing of these teens, we have to wonder: Are the hours they spend in a virtual warzone or life of crime turning them into killers? In the past, […]

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