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There has always been a debate on whether video games change your brain or not. What's the truth about games and the brain? Read More: 2013 State Of Online Gaming Report http://auth-83051f68-ec6c-44e0-afe5-bd8902acff57.cdn.spilcloud.com/v1/archives/1384952861.25_State_of_Gaming_2013_US_FINAL.pdf We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it? http://www.ted.com/conversations/44/we_spend_3_billion_hours_a_wee.html "Currently there are more than half a billion people worldwide playing computer and videogames at least an hour a day -- and 183 million in the U.S. alone." Habitual action video game playing is associated with caudate nucleus-dependent navigational strategies http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1808/20142952 "The habitual playing of video games is associated with increased grey matter and activity in the striatum." Prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia contributions to visual working memory http://www.pnas.org/content/107/42/18167 "Visual working memory (VWM) is a remarkable skill dependent on the brain's ability to construct and hold an internal representation of the world for later comparison with an external stimulus." No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer's disease http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2015/may/20/no-there-is-no-evidence-for-a-link-between-video-games-and-alzheimers-disease "Another day, another ridiculous headline about the apparently disastrous consequences of playing video games on the brain." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

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