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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

How Playing Video Games Affects Your Brain

This video suggests engaging in video game play influences brain functioning.

  • It would be interesting to compare the regions of the brain affected by excessive video game play and how they compare to the regions affected by an individual who is addicted to substances

  • I think the link between emotion regulation, problem gaming and treatment strategy will be key in my new role as a Youth Case Manager.

  • Is there potential for using strategy games as a harm reduction strategy for individuals experiencing problem action gaming behaviors. This video does suggest there is little criticism on the effects of strategy games on the human brain, and that some research has shown these games to improve cognitive development, and potentially increase the size and efficiency of brain regions related to visuospatial thinking”.
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