Your Brain on Video Games

Posted by: Debra

Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 09:31 AM

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
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 10:38 AM

I firmly believe that playing games do indeed keep us sharp.

Ana wave
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 10:54 AM

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.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 11:21 AM

Thanks for that link, Debra. I enjoyed the video !! thumbsup
Posted by: Debra

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 11:34 AM

You're welcome, Mad. Good to know we're not only enjoying our hobby but it's helping us in lots of ways.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 12:17 PM

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
Posted by: Rowan

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 01:09 PM

Gaming is also great exercise for the mouse finger. razz
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 01:13 PM

I just wish gaming did as much for rear end as it does for my brain and my mouse finger!
Posted by: Mad

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/29/12 01:45 PM

lol lol lol
Posted by: hagatha

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/30/12 05:56 PM

Aha. I thought I was getting smarter... grin
Posted by: Debra

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 11/30/12 09:17 PM

Good one Hagatha-
rotfl (at your comment not at you) urock
Posted by: bigmamma1

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 12/01/12 02:30 PM

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!
Posted by: Yankee Clipper

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 12/01/12 03:27 PM

Yup, agree with the article. And for us oldies/goodies try Zuma delux. Wow quick thinking, shooting but beware, it's truely addictive.
Posted by: Debra

Re: Your Brain on Video Games - 12/02/12 10:51 PM

You're welcome bigmamma1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. bravo12
I've never played Zuma but it sounds intriguing.