– Editor’s note:
The Yelm Community Blog’s story on teen texting was one of the most-read ever.
– “How Video Games Affect Your Brain”
* Playing video games may lead to improvements in areas of attention, cognitive control and workload, visuospatial skills and more
* Video games may alter the reward-processing areas of your brain, potentially leading to addiction, and may desensitize players to violence
* If you play video games on your TV or computer at night, be sure to take steps to protect yourself from exposure to blue light from the screen (such as wearing blue-blocking glasses after sundown).
By Dr. Mercola.
Credit: Editorial Cartoonist Glenn McCoy