The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s. Video gaming would not reach mainstream popularity until the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, video gaming has become a popular form of entertainment and a part of modern culture in most parts of the world. But what are the effects of videogames on our behaviour and our brain?
For years scientists try to study the impact of vidogames on brain but the results sometimes are discording.
The effects of Videogames
Gamers can read small details in a clutter contest faster and though that means being able to read the fine print on a prescription without any magnifying glass.
Gamers are more skilled in recognizing different levels of gray. Imagine you're driving in a fog. That makes a difference between seeing the car in front of you and avoiding the accident, or getting into an accident.
What about the attention? In the laboratory, to test attention, scientists show colored words(names of colors) and people have to read the correct word, even with the color conflict. Scientists found out that videogamers can solve the conflict faster, so clearly playing those action games doesn't lead to attention problems.
Old experiments on the impact of videogames on brain demonstrate that videogames decrease our perceptions of the outside, kill the brain's cells and damage our eye sight. But recent studies suggest the opposit, in this studies videogames increase the perception of the users, increase the reflexes and increase the nuances of grey that our eyes is able to see. Obviously people should play videogames with responsabilty and not become slave of them.