We’ve been afraid of this for a while, and now it’s here. A legitimate scientific study has just linked playing video games to brain damage. Here’s everything you need to know.
A pair of professors from the Université de Montréal and McGill University just published a paper in Molecular Psychiatry that displays a link between first-person shooters and the loss of gray matter in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that handles consolidation of short-term memory into long-term memory as well as spatial navigation. Curse You Galaga!!!