Video Games Rewire The Human Brain [scitech news]

[Chicago Tribune] …playing action video games rewires how the brain steers hand-eye coordination.

When controlling objects with a joystick, experienced video game players don’t use the side of their brain, where visual information guides muscle movement for most people, but employ the front of their brain normally involved in higher-level decision making, Italian researchers report in Cortex.

Using video games to reroute brain cells could help Alzheimer’s patients rely on different parts of their brains to move around and pick up objects.


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