Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier

Pubblicato il 19 nov 2012
How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.
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  • Games are great! They are also addicting, and our brain chemistry will find rewards in them. Smartphones have become like videogames too, and people can't stay away. Cultures have NOT learned to balance this yet.

  • Get back at the enemy zombie bad guys xD

  • My only one way to solve the question VR Baby

  • this lady is me trying to make my parents understand it's good to play video games

  • All I can think about is Lana del Rey

  • good news,,but what the real problem is,,, i had a computer 4 years to record my own music,then in 2003 i went on line,,,dont get a tenth of the music done any more,,and my point is "while you play games your life vanishes,and then you find you missed it"

  • Every dislike is a Karen to this video don't be a Karen

  • OKAY IT-tvs IM GONNA FREAKIN WATCH IT, U HAPPY NOW!!? Hey guys I have a small gaming IT-tvs channel, come check me out. I post mostly Cod but I take request of what people want me to play. Preciate it.

  • Games are good, problem is the toxic and retarded community

  • She's a Karen.

  • Another epic win for gamers

  • This lady is a legend, and this was almost 7 years ago

  • I can tell you why some feminists object to prostitution: men enjoy it. If they could, they would abolish football for the same reason.

  • LOL dont believe this Scum..! ☝️ Video games can help against. depression.. for me War games is like Oxygen.. machine..apparatus..👌 "this is i live.. this is where we live " i have some Outcast Friend just like me i meet them in online. in the real world..specialy in love life.. no one like us.. we are just Outcast in their eyes. inside video games we built "Brotherhood" and now 2019 we gonna download the most violent gunslinger.. in video game. the Red dead Redemption 2 . Praise God ! Halleuija. ! it will come on PC.

  • The vision part of being a gamer is true. My hand eye coordination is good enough to the point where people can’t even tell that I need them. I can drive effortlessly because as long as I see movement I’m good. Only downside is being able to read signs.

  • Try playing the stock market. How fast can you find a stock that is likely to go up, how fast can you place the order? How good are your evaluations of tools that help you do that finding? Tweaking them to alert you. A quick evaluation of alerts and their cost. How fast you can get out and how many can you do at the same time? Combine this to a boring stock that takes days to pop up and locks your capital. The chocolate is the money you can make. The market is open for a few hours, so recording all the price changes and volumes in order to create a game with reality when real time and money to play with is not available (boring). This is a skill that will pay off at retirement time.

  • I play video games and i can react faster than a cat, even when im stoned🙀

  • I swear to God if she talks about how video games are quote unquote says video games are bad Imma have to throw some hands

  • Mmm.. im slacking.... i could only track 5 dots.......

  • 5:13 false, it actually made me put math into the game and give me better perspective and focus so i could improve on those parts of the game.

  • 15hrs a week I usually get 50hrs per a week

  • Free Hong Kong

  • Only PC gamers lose their eyesight.

  • Thought this was another bullshit feminist bleeding vagina thing. NOPE this is great!

  • I play 8-15 hours a day not even joking. I’m pretty healthy tho I’m not fat I’m fairly skinny

  • Checkmate boomers

  • She sounds like she’s been holding back tears for 20 years

  • By the age of 11 I could read and spell as good as an average adult, just because of how much Minecraft, Terraria and Destiny I played.

  • i like chocolate covered broccoli

  • The dashboard of the car in that image is a 1999-2002 Subaru Legacy/Outback/Lancaster. :D

  • Remember no russian

  • 'Get after your enemies, don`t be bad guys before they get to you' is such a good game.

  • Kudos where it's due - my knowledge of psychosis was infinitely expanded by a video game that set out to do just that, so, yes with the right marketing and target audience, this is theoretically workable.


  • it's more about the content of the games, furthermore their lack of values and destructive nature, in many cases.

  • Ive always had a theory that the longer u spend spotting that guys head peeking out of the bush at 100 meters would help improve your eye sight and reaction time. Guess i wasnt too far fetched with that one.

  • Try 5 to 10 hours a day!

  • The whole world needs to see this! ESPECIALLY MY PARENTS!

  • all these comments here. my mom, my mom. well att 33 i play 5+ hrs a day and My mom probably hasn't stopped play since i last saw her. shes probably got 6k hrs in skyrim by now lol

  • *gamers before clicking this video* “Ima see it but don’t mean I’ll take it serious “

  • Anyone else think this sounds like a IT-tvsrs video name?

  • We're running out of liquid fuels. Nothing can stop the decline. Play fps and amass weapons.

  • Why do you think the people who make up this crap send there kids to schools that have no computers? They know its poison.

  • She is obviously part of the gaming industry, probably an alien.

  • I love the positivity, but to be honest there's only a handful I can say really helped me. Primarily the old-school Sierra adventure games did wonders for my reading and spelling. I really do hope for more games that merge learning and fun. Mind you I think simulations and historical games are definitely on the right track.

  • regarding the vision getting worse thing. Well technically it does over time because blue light are not good for the eyes but of course our reactions are gonna be way better than a peasant extroverts eyes.

  • Gamers are the superior race, cant change my mind

  • Get dunked on liberals

  • I only get 12 hours a day :( sorry guys im such a casual

    • 1000 Subs By Comments I get about the same if not a tiny bit more

  • Are you a football player Or are those shoulder pads?

  • Well....uhh.. I think I’m just a defect.


  • 1:07 yo are they playing melee?

  • I love how she said Call Of Duty... Call of ᵈᵘᵗʸ

  • Yo but my K/D on point ☺

  • Sent this to my mom, she didn’t care

  • what is she talking about i love broccoli

  • Thought this was going to be a Karen speaking against video games

  • The Pentagon gets its drone pilots from the kids it trained on video games.

  • I get 25 hours a day