The effect of video games on the brain [is] very similar to the effect of wine on the health.

Daphne Bavelier

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“Your Brain on Video Games.” TEDxCHUV. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Your Brain on Video Games." TEDxCHUV. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier is from Bavelier's 2012 TED Talk on the positive effects of video games on the brain. The quote means that like wine, video games can be good or bad for your health, depending on how much you consume: a small or moderate amount can be healthy, while binging or overindulging will have a negative impact. In this Talk, Bavelier discusses research demontrating that playing video games -- even violent ones -- can improve brain health in terms of measures like brain elasticity, learning, and vision. Watch the full TED Talk here: Daphne Bavelier - Your Brain on Video Games