Neuroscientists Find How Gamers Brains Are Wired Differently Than Non-Gamers

Researchers from University of Utah have found a difference in the way the brains of gamers are wired in comparison to their non-gaming peers. The scientists discovered that people who indulge in computer games have a hyperconnectivity between their brain networks that would leave them easily distracted, more impulsive, and better at responding to new information. “Most of the differences we see could be considered beneficial,” said Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, a neurobiologist at the University of Utah and the leader of the study. “However the good changes could be inseparable from problems that come with them.” The researchers, who published their findings in the journal Addiction Biology, looked at adolescent boys who suffer from Internet gaming disorder – a condition that leaves people so obsessed with video games that they…


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