The Effects of Video Games on Cognition and Brain Structure: Potential Implications for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

@article{Shams2015TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Video Games on Cognition and Brain Structure: Potential Implications for Neuropsychiatric Disorders},
  author={Tahireh Ashley Shams and George Foussias and John Anthony Zawadzki and Victoria S. Marshe and Ishraq Siddiqui and Daniel J M{\"u}ller and Albert Hung Choy Wong},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={1-15}
}
Video games are now a ubiquitous form of entertainment that has occasionally attracted negative attention. Video games have also been used to test cognitive function, as therapeutic interventions for neuropsychiatric disorders, and to explore mechanisms of experience-dependent structural brain changes. Here, we review current research on video games published from January 2011 to April 2014 with a focus on studies relating to mental health, cognition, and brain imaging. Overall, there is… CONTINUE READING
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