Leaked! Proceedings of the Flat Earth Society

By Tom Randall - 2013-07-03T17:12:34Z

Photograph by Mark Lund

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Video Games Make You Stupid

We know that playing sports makes your body more fit, but when is the last time you took your brain to the gym? 

That’s the kind of question commonly posed by video-game scientists like Daphne Bavelier, a professor and cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Geneva. Her research shows that playing video games -- even shoot-'em-up epics such as “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” -- increases attention span and improve vision, contrary to popular belief. Results are tempered with a warning: too much of anything can be a bad thing.   

Other research has found that video games train brains for fast and accurate decision making, boost the performance of people training to be surgeons and may help fend off dementia

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