“A new study has found that video gaming can stimulate neurogenesis through the growth of new neurons and connectivity in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning, as well as, fine motor skills. Brain volume was quantified using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In comparison to a control group, the video gaming group showed increases of gray matter, which houses the cell bodies of nerve cells in the brain”.Another brain scientist Jay Pratt, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, examined the differences in men and women in mentally manipulating 3-D images. The skill is known as spatial cognition which is basically a mental skill for Engineering and Mathematics. Pratt discovered that women performed poorly in these spatial cognition tests but when a woman with a little experience in playing games was couched on how to play violent games, then she became good in the tests and hence the gender difference would disappear. Lauren Sergio, a Neurosurgeon, examined the inside of the brain to determine distinctions between non-gamers and gamers. Video Games Impact.
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