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- Sun, 18 Oct 2020 02:49:48 EST ImKuX0U0 No.5066006
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Scientists found that playing Super Mario can cause increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning. This image is adapted from the video game Super Mario 64. Credit provided below.

https://neurosciencenews.com/neuropsychology-gaming-mario-brain-plasticity-557/
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Gralik Durr - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 02:55:35 EST fH6YDa3h No.5066007 Reply
Fake news, doesn't even discuss the big brain maneuver of dropping the baby penguin off the cliff and mocking the mother
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Marc Summers - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 03:31:36 EST eJPicdkU No.5066008 Reply
>>5066006
I think prolonged videogame usage causes otherwise neurotypical people to develop an enthusiastic manner of expressing themselves which they will require therapy to overcome later in life. I think this because I think it's already happened to me. Or maybe I was just born this way.
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Cornelius Blillerworth - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:49:28 EST PsGmZzp3 No.5066026 Reply
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What do those increases represent though? That if you play mario all day every day, you become some kind of a master brain guy? Steven Hawkins on steroids? Because as far as i knew, there has been no way to increase IQ, maybe attention and focus but not actual IQ
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Marc Summers - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:51:25 EST eJPicdkU No.5066027 Reply
>>5066026
Nah, it's just enthusiasm. There's a well-documented cognitive tradeoff between spatial reasoning and social skills. That's why Rain Man can just look at a pile of toothpicks and instantly tell you how many are there.
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Marc Summers - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 10:20:17 EST eJPicdkU No.5066040 Reply
>>5066028
He's good, but he could be great if he would just stop talking, showering, minding other people's needs, and also started masturbating constantly throughout the day.
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Ryu Hoshi - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:39:42 EST jFMQXDRB No.5066071 Reply
I feel like this would be true for nearly any video game especially 3D games.
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Reporter Charles - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:58:59 EST ImKuX0U0 No.5066089 Reply
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>>5066026
>there has been no way to increase IQ

doggy doggy what now?
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Reporter Charles - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:00:53 EST ImKuX0U0 No.5066091 Reply
>>5066027
>There's a well-documented cognitive tradeoff between spatial reasoning and social skills

Have you ever talked to football or sports players? Do they seem socially inept to you? This is the funniest thing you've ever made up.
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Ryu Hoshi - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:14:57 EST jFMQXDRB No.5066106 Reply
>>5066097
That's probably the repetitive concussive damage they take and inflated ego due to social status if anything.
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Reporter Charles - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:21:49 EST ImKuX0U0 No.5066113 Reply
>>5066026
To answer your question, the consensus is undecided. The only thing that we know for sure is that playing these games increases the volume of these brain regions. Nobody can say with 100% certainty that this makes you brainier because we don't necessarily have the qualitative measures to compare brain volume and intelligence on a 1:1 basis. However, when studying and diagnosing brain damage, neurologists classify it as a loss of brain volume.
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Ryu Hoshi - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:38:35 EST jFMQXDRB No.5066123 Reply
>>5066113
I think it is foolish to classify games that focus on spatial reasoning in another class of things like plain old puzzles designed to be "brain teasers". Yes video games are recreational and increasing any skill other then being the best 360 noscoper on the server is not the intention I think the overlap of skills required would have to lead to increases spatial reasoning skills though I agree quantifying that and a general intelligence increase probably wouldnt be possible.

Alternatively I would also propose that too much time playing pokemon on the boob tube could lead to a decrease in other skillsets that constitute G factor.
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RebeccaGirringshit.pif - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:21:11 EST W2kU6zbR No.5066170 Reply
>>5066006
are you sure that's not from halo? pretty sure that's master chief and a covenant soldier

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