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Old Jan 23, 2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Study shows that better gamers have bigger brains, are better learners too

While we can't say for sure that videogames, as your grandmother insists, do indeed rot your brain, thanks to research conducted at a variety of Universities around the States we know that better gamers tend to have more gray matter than others -- at least in certain areas. Kirk Erickson, Ann Graybiel, Arthur Kramer, and Walter Boot worked together to form a study in which 39 participants' brains were scanned before those subjects were asked to play a game called Space Fortress (which looks a little like an Atari-era Geometry Wars). Players with larger nucleus accumbens did better learning the game early on, while those with larger caudate nucleus and putamen did better at playing with distractions. There was no sign that playing games actually increased the size of those areas of the brains, meaning some people are just born with a Power Glove on -- and that it's only a matter of time before MRIs replace aptitude tests


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Old Jan 23, 2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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Don't encourage this, I like gaming but there are infintely better things to do that don't involve sitting at home infront of a tv or monitor
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 01:27 PM   #3
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Don't encourage this, I like gaming but there are infintely better things to do that don't involve sitting at home infront of a tv or monitor
It said that people with bigger brains are better gamers, not that those whom are good at gaming develop bigger brains.
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 01:37 PM   #7
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No, I'm sorry it's just not that simple.
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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No, I'm sorry it's just not that simple.
there's an article that does race coorelation to intelligence, and apparently the races with smaller brains are less smart overall
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there's an article that does race coorelation to intelligence, and apparently the races with smaller brains are less smart overall
Which races have smaller brains?
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 01:52 PM   #10
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There's an article for everything.
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unfortunately, my race [as is revealed by my Avatar]

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It said that people with bigger brains are better gamers, not that those whom are good at gaming develop bigger brains.
oops misread, so now gamers can hold themselves in higher esteem infront of the glow of their monitor
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I guess if you believe that, it must be true...
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Keep feeling sorry for yourself ******. Why do you trust whites anyway, or any other race for that matter, whatever race is, a word that shouldn't exist along with death.

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Keep feeling sorry for yourself ******. Why do you trust whites anyway, or any other race for that matter, whatever race is, a word that shouldn't exist along with death.
i'm .475 white, .475 black, and .025 indian

i don't believe that the race coorelating to brain size and intelligence article was more than a novel research article that used to exist on wikipedia, but was cited as having numerous problems and has subsequently been removed...

one of the factors is that context is a clue as to intelligence, and because a large population of blacks aren't members of a highly advanced 1st world country could be a large impact into why they don't know much about the information in the tests they are given. (ie. they don't have the same opportunity to know as much in comparison to others)
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You don't get the joke.
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You don't get the joke.
you are the one who does not get the joke. he definitely is not overly excited about GH compared to the girls, as his facial expressions are relaxed. if anything the fact that he's calm and that they are even in the same place as him reveals that he has probably experienced at least one of them.
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you are the one who does not get the joke. he definitely is not overly excited about GH compared to the girls, as his facial expressions are relaxed. if anything the fact that he's calm and that they are even in the same place as him reveals that he has probably experienced at least one of them.



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you are the one who does not get the joke. he definitely is not overly excited about GH compared to the girls, as his facial expressions are relaxed. if anything the fact that he's calm and that they are even in the same place as him reveals that he has probably experienced at least one of them.
hahaha no that's not exactly how it works.
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The only thing the study proved is that smart people can learn how to play a game faster, and people who aren't distracted easily can play better when distracted. Useless study is useless.
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The only thing the study proved is that smart people can learn how to play a game faster, and people who aren't distracted easily can play better when distracted. Useless study is useless.
From what I read about the study, they were using a game that sounded suspiciously like Asteroids as some sort of really difficult game to learn because it had *gasp* ZERO GRAVITY
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Now go away.
it's obvious that you don't get the joke, and will hold on to every last bit of sarcasm, satire, and meme (from fail through epic fail to any other bastadisation) to prove yourself right.
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it's obvious that you don't get the joke, and will hold on to every last bit of sarcasm, satire, and meme (from fail through epic fail to any other bastadisation) to prove yourself right.
You halfwit, I don't give a rat's ass what or even IF there was a joke in the picture. I am making a joke BASED ON the picture in the same style as OTHER jokes.
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You halfwit, I don't give a rat's ass what or even IF there was a joke in the picture. I am making a joke BASED ON the picture in the same style as OTHER jokes.
They are japenese, the girls are obviously fighting over him, how many japenese guys own a man sized picakhu suit and guitar hero over there?......
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You halfwit, I don't give a rat's ass what or even IF there was a joke in the picture. I am making a joke BASED ON the picture in the same style as OTHER jokes.
pfft,
(i just hope that you don't dislike me based on this particular thread)

to explain, my responses to you have been encouraged by your insulting approach and delivery
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