Why Video Games Are Good for Your Brain and Body

They say video games aren’t good for you. They say they’re bad for your eyes, your
spine, and your social life. But hey, just show those head shakers this
video and prove to them that there are a lot of reasons why they’d be better off playing
video games! 1. Multitasking
There are dozens of different game genres, like races, strategies, and role-playing games,
to name a few. A player is changing missions constantly;
they get used to switching from one assignment to another. Their brain is always under stress, but it’s
not the bad kind of stress. They learn to grasp new information quickly;
the speed of their reaction grows, and they can do several tasks at the same time. Scientists from Rochester University proved
that gamers who spend at least one hour a day playing video games are more advanced
than their peers. Their strategic thinking is more developed;
they concentrate better; and they can find a solution quicker. 2. Seeing in darkness
Your parents must have told you that if you play too much you’ll ruin your eyes, or
at least have problems with your sight. Well, you can tell them that this myth is
out of date. If it was ever true before, modern monitors
and TVs made it obsolete. And now it’s quite the opposite: Games like
“Call of Duty” or “Quake” can improve night vision. How come? In these games, one has to notice the slightest
changes in the game field – moving shadows, dark shapes, and silhouettes. It gives you a better perception of shades
of grey, which makes it easier to see in the dark. 3. Healing problems with sight
Video games could even help improve the sight of people who have serious eye conditions. There are a lot of bright spots on the screen,
which train their sight to react to bright colors, and their visual acuity gets stronger. People with eye conditions used to wear special
glasses in which their stronger eye is covered, and the weaker one has to work for the 2 of
them. Now they’ve got a more efficient and interesting
alternative – to play special video games which train the eye. 4. A higher threshold for discomfort
Think you can only be a superhero in the virtual world? What about being immune to physical discomfort
in reality? Researchers have proved that people who have
to go through a painful treatment feel much better if they play video games during the
process. Even people with bad burns are 30-50% less
sensitive to it when they play. It’s not difficult to see where the effect
comes from. When the brain is involved in the game, it’s
too busy to send discomfort signals in full force. That’s why video games might become an anesthetic
of the 21st century. 5. Healing
Video games can not only distract from the discomfort, but also make for quicker healing. They’re widely used for people with hand
injuries. Scientists from Tel Aviv University have discovered
that patients who play games on a computer or a video game console recover their hands’
mobility much quicker than people who get a traditional treatment. Plus, it has no side effects like medicine
does. 6. Slower aging
Hey, what about playing video games to stay young forever? Well, forever is a bit of an exaggeration,
but who knows. 681 people over the age of 50 took part in
a study at Iowa University. During the experiment, they played video games
that were designed especially for them for at least 2 hours daily. As a result, they slowed the process of aging
by 7 years. Impressive, right? Psychologists say that any game would be useful. Its only task is to keep you thinking all
the time. Video games have the same effect on your brain
as physical exercise on your body, scientists say. 7. Better memory
The latest studies prove that the hippocamp – the part of the brain responsible for
memory – changes if you play 3D games. Your memory gets 12% better! Though it’s not quite clear why it happens,
scientists are looking for ways to use it to help people who have problems with memory. 8. Better coordination
Video games are great for hand-eye coordination. The influence is so substantial that they
use games to train surgeons. They use special simulators to learn precise
movements in a very small space. This way, surgeons can perform a difficult
operation in virtual reality before the real one, making the chances for success much higher. It’s also proved that games that require
quick actions improve mobility and reflexes. 9. Better cognitive processes
Playing your favorite video game helps you develop attention, diligence, and your perception
of reality. This is all thanks to critical thinking and
the many decisions you have to make during the game. This discovery is very important, since it
means that video games can help elderly people. Now you know that if your mind isn’t as
sharp as it used to be, you’d better go and play for a couple of hours for your health’s
sake! 10. Less stress
No one has thought of a better way to reduce stress than to wipe out thousands of your
enemies on an alien planet. Playing a video game and thinking about what’s
happening in a virtual world distracts you from the stresses and troubles of reality. A lot of people play Angry Birds to relax. So if you feel angry, leave the furniture
alone and throw that bird into the pigs! 11. Quicker decision making
In most games, you have to face moral dilemmas that make you weigh up the pros and cons and
make a decision that will affect the course of the game. To play some games, like strategies, you need
to think critically, or nothing will come of it. Studies show that the skills you get in the
games can be useful in real life –and at school too. 12. Help with reading disorders
Some people have serious difficulty reading and focusing, but those who play video games
can process information more easily. There are also special games that train them
to discern sounds and turn on the sleeping zones of the brain, which helps with concentration. 13. Leadership qualities
Some video games require that you behave as a leader, and gamers use these skills in real
life. They develop improvisation skills, and as
a result, react much faster to unexpected difficulties, and make better judgment calls
under pressure. 14. Research
A lot of games are based on true historical events, which allows the gamers to learn about
it without really trying. Children who play these games might show more
interest in history than their peers. 15. Communication
Online games help people get acquainted with each other, and make new friends who share
their interests. They could even meet offline and have fun
outside of the virtual world. But always use caution if meeting someone
for the first time. Kids should never talk to anyone online, or
give out any information, without the permission of their parents. 16. Physical exercises
“Wii Sports” and other similar games give your body the same amount of exercise as walking
at a speed of 3 miles per hour. Some gyms use virtual reality for their work-outs
too, and it’s a more efficient and exciting way of training. Have you ever tried working out this way? Bottom Line: The main advice with video games
is to not overdo it. Moderation is the key, you know; your parents
were right about that one. So don’t forget to get out sometimes. No matter how great and elaborate the virtual
world is, there’s still a real life to live. And it might be more interesting than game
designers could ever imagine! Hey, if you learned something new today, then
give the video a like and share it with a friend! And here are some other cool videos I think
you’ll enjoy. Just click to the left or right, and stay
on the Bright Side of life!

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  1. Gemini Girlie

    Hit Like ๐Ÿ‘ if you are a GAMER.

  2. FeAR TeekayYT

    Only gamers can like the comment and the video
    make this blue if you are a gamer

  3. Mst. Afifa Khatun

    Thanx bright side. I really needed this. Well not me, my parents did. Cause I am a game lover.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Who else is like me??
    H it๐Ÿ‘ if u r 2 (road to 1k)

  4. gamerwolf Xxx

    My mom will now see the truth

  5. ButoY

    i need to show this to my parents

  6. Zach Turner

    Nope. My personal list:
    1) Ruins face to face social skills
    2) Makes a person a recluse
    3) Uses time that could be utilized in a more constructive manner such as house hold chores, school work(if you donโ€™t have straight Aโ€™s you have room for improvement.
    4) looking at screens often have been scientifically proven to effect our health including eye issues, testosterone levels general health etc.

    I donโ€™t see a problem with a couple hours a week but for some itโ€™s 30-40 hours a week and thatโ€™s a recipe for disaster.

  7. Mustafa Ansari

    Me : shows this video to my mom
    My mom : This man is not a doctor and he is misleading you
    Me : ๐Ÿ˜ถ

  8. Isaak Erlandsen

    Finally a video is posted on why video games are good for the brain.Thank You

  9. PeppaPig Edited

    Who is better?
    Like for Bright side

    Comment for Vsauce

  10. chubbypug gaming

    Surgeons use VR games to train. Does that mean surgeon simulator is educational?

  11. Todd Smith

    Videogames help me with some my memory loss not to forget something by puzzle solving ๐Ÿค”


    I have my excuse with my parents

  13. drilion 2

    ะญัั ะปัั‚ัŒ

  14. Salim Lezrek

    This is the same as the uno reverse card but then it's for parents

  15. - Heavy

    I need to show this video to my teachers

  16. Samuel Films

    I used to be a fan now Iโ€™m an Air conditioner

  17. mintygreen

    the only thing that is bad about videos games is that it makes your eyesight a bit blurry

  18. Eric Hwang

    I freakin knew it since i was a boy! Wooohooooo!

  19. THE Random

    The dislikes is our parent

  20. Maliki Thornburg

    Bring back wii sports! Down with ring fit adventure!

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  23. Julia Johnson

    What about overwatch….

  24. ggsandrik 123

    Thank you! Now I can play games whenever i can! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  25. Nigel Xheri

    The dislikes are from the parents!

  26. stDoom Gaming

    Welcome to 'Mobile Legends'

  27. milad Pourvali

    I only agree on 13rd reason

  28. Kartik Tudu

    Well now I can tell others why I love and proud to be a gamer ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Aga Grzybowska

    Minecraft teaches me so much


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  31. Josiah Anderson

    Thank you bright side you're the best world questions problem solver.

  32. Josiah Anderson

    I'm more confident playing games now because of this video.

  33. ree๋‹ˆ๋‚˜

    Gaming's army where are you?

  34. BestChief

    I learned english from games also i can see in night

  35. The_Sith_Saiyan_Lord

    Guess it's time for me to get on my ps4 and start playing Battlefield 1.

  36. jayden Cannonwright Spaswarx

    That shocking

  37. lalalamaisha

    How many of you love bright side?

  38. Muk

    Improved my vocabulary more from video games than from school

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  40. Slithering Studios

    Yes but it also makes gamers think killing is fun

  41. Nabila Mahjabin patwary

    I know its nothing about this vid but can you please sub to my channel im also not forcing you to just check it out

  42. iluv myself

    then why aren't we allowed to bring our phone at school…

  43. Hammy Licious

    I donโ€™t even know how to aim๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  44. Suejd Daiu

    Im gald i played videogames for 8 hours a day when i was a kid. Looks great now

  45. RGSX Gamer69

    Bright side: "people who play games for at least one hour each day are better than their peers"

    Me, someone who plays games over 14 hours a day: kneel before me, peasant!

  46. Bodala devi kumar

    Atlast a video i like

  47. Luna Cris

    I did a math test yesterday and I play games a lot and you know what? I didn't even finish one question when we had 30 minutes to do it and 6 questions and we aren't allowed to finish it on Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜…

  48. Pineapple Steak is god

    What does the Atari game do make a video of it

  49. Evolution of a Speaker

    Mom? Are you watching???

  50. Blocky Panther

    Minecraft helps too. It is VERY interactive, and has a lot if real life stuff, but in a fun way. In the game you can work your way up from nothing to everything, with lots of extra in the side to do. You can also learn to codewith this game, along with many more related coding projects on differen sites

  51. idiot

    roblox taught me how to drive

  52. Blocky Panther

    Also thats what im playing while watching. Minecraft is AWESOME!!!!

  53. yousef ibrahim

    mom: stop playing video games

    me: watch this video

    mom: it says dont over do it

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    Roblox prison life

  55. ilYobI _YT

    School < BRIGHT SIDE

  56. Ola Ezzeddine

    Make a video about: -top 10 strongest animal kick. -inflammatory reaction

  57. EdensMeme

    Soooo true

  58. Muhammad Al-Shehri

    To be honest

    It is waste of time
    And you will regret years later ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Habibur Mullick

    Oohh my gosh i had never heard that my favourite work is helpful too much for ours..thank u soo soo & soo much for this vdo..
    True Video Game fans,like here๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’–
    I'm playing a vdo game now..see y'all soon..!!!

  60. Darian Minecraft and Brawl stars

    ๐Ÿ‘ I am like 1-3 hours daily I used to play games like call of duty and my vision in darkness got better

  61. kishlarats

    3D games help to memorize the way you have to take in game and in real life but you have use your visual imaginary :p

  62. Vanilla Ice

    Karen: Video games are hurting your brain!

  63. Samuel S

    Wow Nice video

  64. Sanchay Thayan

    All the people who are going to show this to their parents or carrers


  65. Risky Flames

    Iโ€™ll tell a story… when I was 7 I played minercraft and I didnโ€™t now how obsidian was made until I found out on it……yea Iโ€™m now upsest with it also rocket league.

  66. Hamzah Siddique

    Been waiting for this vid forever. Finally i can play peacefully lool

  67. French Fries

    Checkmate, boomer.

  68. kevin lynch

    Video games are my only way to make friends now …. Not very many ppl my age play these games, so I tend to lie about my age….. I'm a young looking 43 but I tell people I'm 21.. I have already met up with two boys & only 1 of em said I looked about 31 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป….. But boys aren't my thing so I'm meeting a very good looking 17 year old girl'on Monday night so I'm ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป she doesn't think I'm too old for her?!?! Wish me luck guys ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜˜

  69. Faragequit

    Wow, this is some of your biggest propaganda yet. Well done BRIGHT SIDE. Note: sarcasm

    If you want to waste your life and do things that literally get you nowhere be my guest.

  70. Legacy Maker

    Who plays pubg?

  71. TB gamer Boy!

    WII sports is outdated. Play ring fit Adventure.

  72. Meagty

    all i need to do now is to show this video to my dad


  73. Mohammad Afzal

    better show this to my mum…

    edit:oh well she said bright side is lying

  74. Keyan Chowdhury

    I love video games thanks for making this video.

  75. Cpt. Nathi

    "At the end of the day someone has to make enemies scared of the dark" – Capt. Price

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    FOLLOW (DAH BROOKLYN) @dahbrooklyn on instagram ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  77. NN Gaming

    They finally understand how important games are

  78. Saif Nour

    now i will tell my mom bright side said games is good so my mom says ok and i will play for my whole life ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Theexclusiveelite85

    Finally someone who understands this video is priceless

  80. Theexclusiveelite85

    Video games have special powers people is very true

  81. sabastine Akpofini

    Time to continue my Grand theft Auto โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  82. ora1000

    Video Games Are BAD for Your Brain and Body

  83. Ngoc Van

    My parents need to see this-

  84. Elizabeth Hof

    But i have been playing video games my whole life and i dont see any of those improvments, i am terrible at all of those things.โ˜น

  85. Theexclusiveelite85

    I'm so grateful I get to experience video games evolving so much in this period is like seen history before your eyes video games for me is more than a story telling or an escape

  86. Richard A. Rivera

    I liked this video so I shared it.

  87. Teresa Fields-Pena

    I disagree video games that these kids are playing are not good i agree very few are good simulation for ones brain God bless all

  88. DDG

    Seeing in darkness is true tbh

  89. khaled khalkany

    Finally iam right dad ๐Ÿ˜‚

  90. Rickandjahiemplayz

    Me: gets up shows mom video* lol like if u did the same lol

  91. SabanLeon

    What if you play 4-6 hours a day? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  92. Narracrise

    Aha , MoM. EXPLAIN THIS!

  93. Galaxy_Cookie Eater

    I have to show this to my parents

  94. richguyz90 YT

    Got to tell my. Parents about this video

  95. abbi 12

    So true

  96. Seba92000

    Do it in Polish release

  97. Myth1c_M0nster


  98. Mega Games X


  99. Plasmatic Pea

    Thank you! I showed this video to my mom and she let me play video games! I won't overdo it though.

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