Testing Gamer vs Non-Gamer Brains: How Do Video Games Affect You? | WIRED

Testing Gamer vs Non-Gamer Brains: How Do Video Games Affect You? | WIRED

Can video games help improve hand-eye coordination? Can they help train your brain and improve your cognitive abilities? WIRED Senior Editor Peter Rubin tests his skills against a pro sports gamer to find out if gaming can improve your brain and body.

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Testing Gamer vs Non-Gamer Brains: How Do Video Games Affect You? | WIRED

50 Comments

  1. MIZZxWICKED on September 23, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Gamers are the best kind of ppl 😏

  2. Aaron Neupane on September 23, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Every parent cool until 13:15

  3. W0LF on September 23, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Tested on electronics, posted on Wires. Not skewed at all 👍

  4. Aayush on September 23, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I play 68.9999 hours a day not more

  5. Alaz Algunaid on September 23, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    If reading books was part of the test. video gamers would fail becouse they cant focus for long time

  6. Chandler M on September 23, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    If I had a girlfriend she would love video games cuz it gives me my good trigger finger 😏

  7. Lex Luthor on September 23, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Can we do the test with a 18 years old non-gamer and a 45 years old gamer?

  8. Niyaj Khan on September 23, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Hii

  9. variémai on September 23, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    You see ladies. I’m a gamer

  10. Ahmad Akram on September 23, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    1 question for pakistani and Indian gamers👉🇵🇰❤️🇮🇳👈
    What about your perents about gaming 🤣😂✌️
    Tell me in comments 😀

  11. Grand Master Mario on September 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I’m a pro gamer who’s also a comprehensive athlete

  12. Xopp Papap on September 23, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    My mom: tells me to stop playing games.
    Me: still doesn’t stop
    My mom: throws shoe at me
    Me:. *Turns back quickly and catches*

  13. Tytus Hughes on September 23, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Playing piano can also cause injury on ur body probably worse than playing games and yet my parents wouldn’t care if I played piano all day

  14. Istiaque Zaman on September 23, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    But why my parents did not let me play games?

  15. Andy's Tech on September 23, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    I’m a horrible gamer, even though I play for 10 years, and I would fail on everything

  16. Tyler Fong on September 23, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    * "I play games for more than 30 years…."
    * Plays BoTW with two separated Joy-Con

  17. A B on September 23, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Fascinating. Thank you for this docu

  18. ISIRA CHEHANSA on September 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    No problem with gamers problem with addicts can’t control themself

  19. Riyan gaming on September 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Game but don’t do binge gaming that’s it.

  20. Waci Dism on September 23, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Football is a physical sport, video games are mental sports

  21. late 90s raver on September 23, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Depends on the game. Do I think chaos make people smarter? No… I dont neccesarily think that. It can be stressful, which is proven to deteriorate congitive function. Do I think the brain is a muscle? Yes. I actually think recollection is the best cognitive excersize. The best game? Better than gaming? I mean I do love games. They’re fun. But what are the best games for the brain? Probably something like crossword puzzles- and Math. If you can enjoy reading then reading is probably up there too, with conversation. Crossword puzzles force both visualization and a good solid excersize in recollection. I think I might do one right now actually.

  22. Robert Shane on September 23, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    10:30 I’ve had summer where I gamed 16 hours a day for several weeks but it’s hard to sustain it indefinitely. I remember taking a survey and one of the questions asked how many hours I gamed per month. At the time, it was about 8 hours per day which is 1680/month but the survey wouldn’t accept anything over 500 lol which is only a little over 2 hours a day

  23. Swapneel Mal on September 23, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Me : "mom, I am very ill"

    Mother : "It’s the curse of gaming!"

  24. Corona Virus on September 23, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Tetris is the answer

  25. Frank Caldwell on September 23, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    What do you think of improve your IQ in a short period of time using Rotogenflux Methods? I see a lot of people keep on talking about Rotogenflux Methods.

  26. Marşal Oyun on September 23, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    my grades are good and i study enough,but my mother all time saying it’s a waste of time.İ don’t have much friends and just games make me happy.

  27. Isaac Dynys on September 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Do everything in moderation. Too much alcohol bad, too much gaming bad.

  28. NOT PRODUCTIVE PRODUCTIONS on September 23, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Game quitters: video games have nothing but negative effects on the brain
    Jorge Masvidal (UFC fighter): Call of Duty gives you reflexes

  29. Giyu Tomioka on September 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Gamers are here to hear some validation on why video games are good for them because they are a loser and does nothing and play video games all days and don’t even read any books and study

  30. Rollfreens on September 23, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Longest 13 minutes of my life.

  31. Grand Master Mario on September 23, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    I am a pro gamer who likes beating games faster than others 😆😆😆

  32. NerdyNobody on September 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Well well well how the turn tables. Welcome the new master race. The gamer master race. All non gamers will be low class citizen.

  33. Detective Bird on September 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Video games help me to increased my reaction

  34. Jоhn on September 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    League of legends doesnt count as a video game

  35. minecrafter roblox on September 24, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Normal brain 8 cores
    Gamers brain 128*100 cores

  36. Dolentz Fn on September 24, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Eyooo dr levi still there!!

  37. Oscar Lawlor on September 24, 2021 at 12:07 am

    He said play for a limited time and don’t let it interfere with the rest of the other more Important things in life. And by that I understand just a couple of hours not 5 or 10 hours a day

  38. X and B on September 24, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Fake and misleading

  39. BlueG on September 24, 2021 at 12:10 am

    my response time littrally: potato

  40. Héctor Arriaga on September 24, 2021 at 12:12 am

    The problem is the researcher.

  41. SKrilzAzingA ??? on September 24, 2021 at 12:13 am

    As long as gaming is not on your mind all the time and your mental health good its fine if you sit and play video games all day then your reaction speed would not get better most gamers tho are never so calm

  42. Sagida Syed on September 24, 2021 at 12:14 am

    OVEREXADERATING AT ANYTHING IS BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. W0LF on September 24, 2021 at 12:17 am

    If you are good and vidya you most probably are below average other things a decent person is good at. It’s how you spend you time 🐱

  44. Finchspielberg on September 24, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Another thing that needs to be studied is the other spectrum of gaming: narrative. Storytelling has always been important. Gaming can push boundaries with that. Of course, that’s obvious, but are there measurable benefits to creativity in consuming stories (games/tv/movies/books)?

  45. rabin sivadev on September 24, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Plot twist : Matt was a born super genius

  46. Hally Edd on September 24, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Does Rotogenflux Methods (google it) help me improve my intelligence? I see a lot of people keep on talking about this iq boost secrets.

  47. MysticMylesZ on September 24, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Are those hand stretches good for long typing and time on phones

  48. Lilliana Loughlin on September 24, 2021 at 12:23 am

    what was the doctor guys name

  49. Bryan Ali on September 24, 2021 at 12:24 am

    why is this dude slapping the board? he seems to have zero coordination lol.

  50. Arslonbek Pulatov on September 24, 2021 at 12:25 am

    So yeah games are gonna improve your skills. But what if we just train to improve that skills without gaming? Did anyone test it?

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