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Study: Video Games Can Affect Concentration

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According to an article published in Pediatrics, and disseminated by the site, elementary school children who play video games more than 2 hours a day have up to 67% more likely to develop attention problems.


These results are comparable to those obtained by watching television, so the specialists of this research have indicated that there is a big difference between playing video games and watching television when the damage is measured for that prolonged exposure may result in minor.

Although the study does not prove that video games are a direct cause of attention problems, it is likely that children with limited concentration capacity are more likely to take control of games than a book, exemplified psychologists.

The study involved the participation of more than 1,300 children in third, fourth and fifth grade for a little over a year. The researchers asked parents and children by the time they spent watching television and video games in front and studied the ability of concentration according to conjectures of teachers.

Another phase of the study also investigated 210 college students and found that not only minors were affected by attention problems as they passed more than 2 hours playing or watching television a day. At least half of the college students who were exposed to these media were more likely to develop poor concentration.

What do you think? Do you believe that the use of video games should be moderate in younger and older people?