Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Have a pressing question about that cough? Here are some FAQs - answered by our expert 2019-08-31 18:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health What fuels your appetite for taking a gamble? Medical Here's why your hay fever has been so damn out of control Diet and nutrition Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: which are healthier? Nutritionists weigh in Diet and nutrition WATCH: Doctors warn of childhood diets Sex Shaving 'down there' won't raise STD risks Diet and nutrition What are electrolytes, and do I need to replenish them on the reg? Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.