Playing video games may sap emotional control: survey

People who spend much time playing video games, especially violent video games, may risk damaging brain functions and affect their learning and emotional control, according to findings of a study released Wednesday.

Noting that the study focused on subjects who played video games for only 30 minutes, Chou Yuan-hua, a doctor in the Department of Psychiatry of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, said many youngsters spend far more time on video games each day, unaware that doing so on a long term basis could damage the frontal lobe of the brain, as well as the anterior cingulate gyrus.

He explained that the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex, located at the front of the brain, is associated with thinking, speaking, decision-making and impulse control, while the anterior cingulate gyrus, located in the medial wall of the frontal lobe, modulates internal emotional responses.

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ironwolf4041d ago

All the proof you need.