[ExI] video games impact on grey matter
spike66 at att.net
Mon Aug 14 21:37:37 UTC 2017
>... On Behalf Of BillK
>...She showed that a driver’s hippocampus is most active when they first plan a route. ...
>...That might mean that brain improvements in one area could cause worse performance in other areas. BillK
Ja I wondered about that when I first read BillW's comment that shrinking the hippocampus can't be good. The brain is in a fixed-volume, ja? So a shrinking area would cause the surrounding areas to grow? Works the other way around too perhaps. I worry that is what causes math geeks to be generally a bit socially awkward.
There are those who argue that tech geeks really aren't socially awkward, that the whole thing is a myth. I would counter that one must go hang out at math geek gatherings. One finds the myth is true. Or it at least has some definite true aspects. Extro-gatherings are even worse in a way. Where you really see it is if an Extro-type has a normal partner who they bring along. Watch the normal one. It is educational.
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