Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Beware of this flesh-eating superbug > Health-in-Motion 12 September 2017 How does playing video games affect our brains? How does playing video games affect our brains? Researchers who recently evaluated the results of 116 scientific studies on the subject found evidence for a variety of effects, including improvements in different kinds of attention, like selective attention and sustained attention. Video games can also increase the size and efficiency of parts of the brain associated with visuospatial skills, including the right hippocampus. On the downside, changes in the brain’s neural reward system have been linked to a type of addiction referred to as ‘internet gaming disorder’. 0 More: Daily Dose: Beware of this flesh-eating superbugHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Your answers on this health quiz, will help us guess how smart you are News SEE: Eating 3 healthy meals on a budget Medical You won't believe how far tattoo ink can travel in your body Parenting Should young children own cellphones? Medical How to dice an onion without crying your eyes out Lifestyle Substance abuse? There's an app for that From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Great skin is just a click away! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Beware! » 7 steps for surviving the flu 'I nearly died at an Adele concert’ How to tell if your doctor's a quack Your health is precious, so you need to be sure your doctor's the real deal. Bathroom etiquette » Less salt may lead to fewer nighttime bathroom trips SEE: 9 more funny bathroom signs Which office bathroom habits are the most important? Can you maintain your professionalism in your bathroom cubicle?