Playing Games, Does it make you smarter or dull?

If you play video games frequently, your brain changes. Besides, the more of the amount of grey mass present in the hippocampus of the brain, the healthier the thought organ is, the less of present, the higher the risk of developing a brain disease.


The computer game “League of Legends” is a phenomenon, as a result around 100 million users worldwide play it. The game consist of two teams with five members each competing against each other. The rules are complex, and winning against other players requires strategic thinking.

Research confirms many positive effect

According to a research carried out in the university of York, England which was Published in Plos One magazine in November 2017, to find out whether the players became smarter through the hours in front of the screen or whether it simply helps smarter players in the league can’t be answered.

We bet on the latter.

says Psychologist Alexander Wade

Computer games are a common pastime for the young people of today. Research on the effects of computer gambling is also flourishing and producing hundreds of studies every year. After all, they want to know how the brain and behavior are influenced by this mass phenomenon.

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Contrary to popular belief, the results usually lead to computer games improving the brain functions involved.

It is quite clear that many games do not improve the entire IQ, but do improve individual brain functions.

Only later did scientists show the positive effects of gambling. Those who play regularly for an hour are better at quickly understanding situations, generating new knowledge and classifying what they have learned into categories.

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The reason for this is an increased activity in the hippocampus, an area that is important for learning and may be trained through computer games. But through excessive playing, an average of fourteen hours per week, the so-called grey brain substance suffers in the gamer – reduced in places.

This is in the orbital frontal cortex, which belongs to the frontal lobe responsible for higher tasks. The more excessive hour one spend on game, the greater the loss.

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Only, what does that mean? The volume of the grey matter in which the nerve cells of the cortex sit varies greatly over the course of life and depends on a number of factors – it is difficult to say whether a change is good or bad.

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One thing is certain: If you spend a lot of time on the screen, you don’t have enough time for other things. The Neuroscientist Daphne Bavelier from the University of Geneva compares computer games with red wine:

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