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You are how you play: Some video games are better for your brain than others

20:00 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Springer) Regularly playing action video games reduces the grey matter in a person's brain, particularly in the hippocampus region that is involved in spatial learning, navigation and memory. Players who do not use spatial memory strategies through a first-person shooting game, but spontaneously rely on response strategies to find their way around the game are even more affected. These are the findings of researchers Canada published in Springer Nature's journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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