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#852691 - 11/29/12 09:31 AM Your Brain on Video Games
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I was thinking the other day that I'm getting too old to play video games and then I ran across this:
How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.
http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_bavelier_your_brain_on_video_games.html
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#852713 - 11/29/12 10:38 AM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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I firmly believe that playing games do indeed keep us sharp.

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#852715 - 11/29/12 10:54 AM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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I also am a firm believer! Your brain is constantly in use compared to sitting on the couch and letting the TV turn your brain to mush. I had an elderly friend who said his computer was the salvation for his brain. He had trouble sleeping at night and instead of sitting there watching dreadful brain-numbing late night television, he would get up and go play chess on his computer.
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#852729 - 11/29/12 11:21 AM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Thanks for that link, Debra. I enjoyed the video !! thumbsup
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#852731 - 11/29/12 11:34 AM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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You're welcome, Mad. Good to know we're not only enjoying our hobby but it's helping us in lots of ways.
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#852743 - 11/29/12 12:17 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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Debra, I do indeed believe that. One of the most tangible results from my gaming is I can now read a map, something that I just couldn't do before. So, let's all go exercise our brains. puppy
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#852753 - 11/29/12 01:09 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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Gaming is also great exercise for the mouse finger. razz

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#852754 - 11/29/12 01:13 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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I just wish gaming did as much for rear end as it does for my brain and my mouse finger!
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#852757 - 11/29/12 01:45 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Draclvr]
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lol lol lol
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#853001 - 11/30/12 05:56 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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Aha. I thought I was getting smarter... grin
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#853040 - 11/30/12 09:17 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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Good one Hagatha-
rotfl (at your comment not at you) urock


Edited by Debra (11/30/12 09:19 PM)
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#853185 - 12/01/12 02:30 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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yes Thanks for the great link Debra-
Games keep us older ones young at heart and our brains more alert and eager to have new experiences and visit new worlds.These videos confirm what I felt after first discovering video games 10 years ago.
So many people my age have turned into "old fogeys" watching TV and complaining.
Not for me!
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#853195 - 12/01/12 03:27 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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Yup, agree with the article. And for us oldies/goodies try Zuma delux. Wow quick thinking, shooting but beware, it's truely addictive.
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#853432 - 12/02/12 10:51 PM Re: Your Brain on Video Games [Re: Debra]
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You're welcome bigmamma1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. bravo12
I've never played Zuma but it sounds intriguing.
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