7. The upside: video games can actually boost brainpower
The explanation: Brain scans of gamers show that gaming can increase gray matter in planning and memory areas.
Just in case all this info has convinced you to trash your tech and walk the Earth, don't worry, we have some good news: gaming in moderation can actually build up your brain.
A recent study showed that gaming results in greater gray matter in sections of the brain associated with strategizing, creating memories, and knowing where you are in relation to other objects. Think of it this way: when you need to murder a rival gang member in Grand Theft Auto, you have to remember which section of the city you can find him, drive there without crashing into anything, and pull off the crime without alerting the cops.
Hey, no one ever said games would make you a better person.
Joe Oliveto is a staff writer for Supercompressor. You/Kevin Smith can follow him on Twitter.
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