Some of the physical effects of video games are "Social isolation — Players often play alone and the games have little real-world application. They may spend less time in other activities such as sports, reading, interacting with the family, or doing homework. Increased aggressive behavior — Despite the limitations of the studies, most experts agree on the basic link between games and increased aggression. Desensitization to gender issues — Women are often portrayed as weak, ineffective, or having exaggerated chests. Rewarding violent behavior — In violent video games the winners are usually the ones who have more violent options at their command — and use them. Negotiating and other nonviolent solutions are often not options. Seizures— Although seizures are not commonly triggered, "Some kids are more prone to flashes of light when they occur at certain frequencies." Says Walsh, A Scientist "We see strobe warnings in theaters, but not in video games." Repetitive stress injuries — Carpal tunnel syndrome is a familiar lament. So is "Nintendo Grip," which can make it difficult for children who play games a lot to hold a pencil properly (4)."
If video games are so rewarding, scientists believe that it will be easier for children and teenagers to become addicted to them (15). Ryuta Kawashima is a professor at tohoku university in japan, he works on brain imaging and fouunt out that playing video games "stunt teen brains" (6). Recent studies at a japanese university state that long periods of exposure to video games may cause behavioral and mental problems (2). Scroll to the top of the page and click on the desired link to continue on to the desired page.