Blame for Alzheimer’s disease has been placed on a range of things, from genetics to non-stick coating on cookware. But now, a new study by scientists from the University of Montreal in Canada reports that people who play a lot of action video games could have brain activity that leads to an increased risk for the deadly disorder.
Other research has shown brains of frequent gamers to be different than others, resulting in positive effects such as improved reasoning, reaction times, and hand-eye coordination as well as better performance in perception, attention and cognition.
Statista.com compiled graphs showing video game revenue worldwide to steadily increase along with the amount of time spent playing video games daily. Gamers are either betting on the positive effects of gaming on the brain or are completely unaware of this new research.
Oh, there’s also video game addiction research, but who asked them anyway.