Brain scans of compulsive video gamers have shown that their brains are wired differently. They had stronger connectivity/coordination between the following brain regions:
Auditory cortex (hearing) -- motor cortex (movement)
Auditory cortex (hearing) -- supplementary motor cortices (movement)
Auditory cortex (hearing) -- anterior cingulate (salience network)
Frontal eye field (vision) -- anterior cingulate (salience network)
Frontal eye field (vision) -- anterior insula (salience network)
Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex -- temporoparietal junction
The salience network helps focus attention.
>Hyperconnectivity between these brain networks could lead to a more robust ability to direct attention toward targets, and to recognize novel information in the environment. The changes could essentially help someone to think more efficiently.
However the strong coordination between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and temporoparietal junction seen in gaming addicts is also seen in schizos, Down's syndromers, autists, and people with low impulse control. This particular attribute may cause increased distractibility.
I have a family member who is actively destroying what remains of his life because of games at the tender age of 25, and so I'm very interested in what can be done about this, short of banning games.
People who do a task have their brain's adapt to perform said task better
It's fine isn't it? Can't you make a good career out of playing games if you're good enough or at the very least entertaining?
>At this point it’s not known whether persistent video gaming causes rewiring of the brain, or whether people who are wired differently are drawn to video games.
>people with low impulse control
>compulsive video gamers
>low impulse control
Who would have thought of it?
Although I'm still glad somebody's looking into this.
I've played video games since I was a toddler. Getting through school just fine. 3rd year in college.
Then again, I don't watch movies or tv shows. Barely read. The time people spent doing that stuff, I play vidya. Mostly old stuff, rpg, puzzles, like the talos principle
>wake up at 1 PM on NEETtime
>vidya until 5 AM
>spend a total of 2 hours on eating and hygiene max
that leaves 4 extra hours for learning languages, music, and toroidal de sitter homology on nonconformal quasi-abelian neural networks
Of course it's possible. But like any other entertainment carere only a minute fraction of the players will rise to the top to become successful. Everyone else will simply rot in their parents basement
there's not really much incentivizing young men to "participate in society" these days.
i don't really subscribe to pic related's ideology but i can understand where it's coming from.
i'm just lucky I have a field I'm passionate about (math/cs) otherwise I'd probably be a NEET gamer loser as well
A lot of brain research seems like it comes to obvious conclusions. But without the data and analysis it's just folk Psychology which doesn't help address clinical neurodevelopment.
>Brain scans of compulsive video gamers have shown that their brains are wired differently.
No shit. The brain scans of any identifiable subgroup of people will differ from the average. That's how brains work you moron.
Also, while this isn't a particularly interesting OP, I am intrigued as it lends some mild strength to those conservative faggots who claim that seemingly benign things can have lasting negative impact on a person, so we should try to curtail certain behaviours for a person's own good.
Dumb fat losers are of everytime. Except then they collected stamps or rocks and gay shit like that. Nice implying bitch guess cucks just get what they deserve regardless of when they live huh. What really needs to be done is reinstating conscription so those weak whiny sacks of crap can get some discipline
>really good at video games
>most likely in non-competitive game modes as well
Go get good at Quake Live duel, Starcraft 2, Dota 2, or some fighting game like Street Fighter before calling yourself good at games.
I ace'd a lot of games.
>CS 1.6, CS:GO.
I loved the shit out of Mmorpg's as well. I even played somewhat professional and we on the top. Nowadays, I seem to lost the interest in it.
Even though there are nice games out there.
I mean, just imagine how awesome you would be in some new skill/s if you would have put the time in those instead of games.
>never playing like a chinese kid the piano
>no blackbelt in martial arts
>no field-medal winning potential
In the end, it's all about the balance. I know quite a good amount of people who failed out of University thanks to games. It's like with weapons. It's not them that kills, it's the guy who's using/playing. it.
what if one is already autistic? does that turn you into a potato?
I wanted to experience life. How would people remember me. That depressed edgy teen who ended up killing himself? I wanted my life to have meaning beyond winning league of legends games. I wanted to impact the world in a positive way, so that I would leave the world in a better way than I found it. Idealistic and naive I know, but it gave me at least some thing to work towards. I've always been fascinated with science, so I worked towards getting better grades which helped boost confidence in myself . Also I went to see a social worker for regular sessions, and I guess just talking about it and venting my anxieties helped a ton.