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Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play

Millions of people play video games, but there's plenty of disagreement on whether they're good or bad for brains. Action games may have a different effect than something like Super Mario.
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People who played action video games that involve first-person shooters, such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, experienced shrinkage in a brain region called the hippocampus, according to a study published Tuesday in . That part of the brain is associated with spatial navigation, stress regulation and memory. Playing Super Mario games, in which the noble

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