Study: Video games may change brain

Source: UPI

BERLIN, Nov. 16 (UPI) — Fourteen-year-old teens who play video games a lot have a larger pleasure center in the brain, researchers in Germany said.

Dr. Simone Kuhn of Charite University Medicine in Berlin and a large team of European colleagues looked at 154 Berlin school children split into two groups: infrequent video gamers, who played on average about 4 hours per week and frequent gamers, who played about 21 hours a week on average.

When the children, who were frequent gamers, underwent a magnetic resonance imaging scan, the researchers found the ventral striatum of the brain had more gray matter in the frequent video gamers, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

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