August 20, 2001

Video games linked to brain problems

Author: JT Smith "Scientists at Japan's Tohoku University said they've found that computer games stimulate
only those parts of the brain devoted to vision and movement and do not aid the
development of other important areas of the brain.

The researchers are particularly concerned that by spending many hours playing games some
children will not develop their frontal lobes, which play a crucial role in controlling behavior and
in developing memory, emotion and learning."

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