The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life
By Colin Lecher
A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a super-human
Historically speaking, video games are a relatively new cultural phenomenon. So, as you might expect, some of the science on their psychological and physiological effects is murky at best. Popular media organizations (hi!) looking for a common link between kids to explain uncommon behavior might also sensationalize video-game research.
It’s probably safe to say that video games have some good effects on our health, along with some not-so-good effects, but it’s not always easy to suss out which are which. Here are some examples of how confusing things get: