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Transcript of Video-Games

What are video games?
What kind of video games are there?
Statistics
History
Pro's
Con's
Conclusion


What are video games?
Electronic game, involving human interaction
Mouse, joystick or company customized controllers
More variations of controllers e.g body-motion control
Video-Games
Table of content
Health hazard or promotion of intelligence and motor skills ?
by:Joshua Katzenstein and Moacyr Muniz de Faria Major
Statistics
History
International video game revenue 2014
81.5 Billion $

Film industry revenue in 2013

Music industry revenue in 2013

59% of americans play video games

Average age 31
Planning, Resource Management and Logistics
The first simple game designed in the 1950s

Mainstream popularity by the 1970s and 1980s

Arcade video games, gaming consoles and home computer games

Entertainment and modern culture
Pro's
Multitasking
Situational awareness
Hand-eye coordination, motor skills
Working improvement of surgeons
Planning, resource management and logistics
Quick thinking and making fast decisions
Memory
Concentration
Attention and less distractibility
Accuracy
Improving reading and math skills

Memory
Quick Thinking and Making Fast Decisions
Multitasking
Concentration
Accuracy
Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley 3-D racing game

''NeuroRacer''

Steer and signal

Increased capabilities

Long lasting effects
University of Rochester

Fast games and slow games

Gamers answered quicker
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http://rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3679
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_industry#Economics
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http://www.insideadhd.org/Article.aspx?id=1386
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http://isteve.blogspot.de/2009/10/situational-awareness.html
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http://learningworksforkids.com/2012/05/it-all-adds-up-using-video-games-to-improve-mathematics/
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Sources
Can improve visual working memory (VWM)
Increase of VWM capacity
Improvement of filtering out distractions
Action games are more effective

Improving Reading and Math Skills
Taking Risks
Cons
Social Aspects
Desensitization to violence
Aggression
Bad language + behavior
social isolation
physical Health problems
delay in academic achievement
Social Aspects
Physical Health Problems
Social Isolation
delay in academic achievements

Difficult to have a kid with ADHD be interested in other activities.
One of the few activities kids with ADHD intently focus on.
-report a sense of accomplishment
-sustain their persistence
Exercise cognitive skills
Strategy games
- manage limited resources.
- decide which are the best for the situation.

E.g. budget management
Positively apply to kids
Use general math knowledge
Speed up long-term general math knowledge
Makes it second nature
Winning in any game involves a player's courage to take risks. Most games do not reward players who play safely.
CONCLUSION
Delay in response

Making excuses

Only conversation topic

Situational Awareness
Army include video games

Strategy games make mindful of sudden situational changes

Soldiers easily spotted anomalies in the battle field
Simulated laparoscopy surgery.

303 tested, average 13 years of experience and average 328 laparoscopies.

Mistakes add on time

11 seconds quicker / less mistakes
Boosting Surgeons Accuracy
Hand-eye Coordination (sensorimotor skills)
Desensitization to violence

Aggression

Bad Language + behavior


The University of York compared non gamers with experienced gamers (4 hours).

Inexperienced gamers:
- relied on hand eye coordination.
- focused on coordinating what they saw.

Experienced gamers:
- high levels of activity in the prefrontal cortex
- focused on completing the game
Obesity

Maximize positive aspects, decrease negative aspects
Train precision

Improves targeting
Linked to video gamers

Less time reading / doing homework

What kind of video games are there?
Action
Shooters/Fighters
Adventure and role playing
Control protagonist
Arcade
Played on a coin-op machine
Strategy
Skillful thinking and tactics
Simulation
Real world simulation
Race Driving
Racing competition
Puzzle
Puzzle solving
Education
Educational value
Exergaming
Include form of exercise
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Nerve between forearm and hand
Migraines
Backaches
Lack of movement
Sleep disturbances
Over stimulation
Extreme concentration + strain on eyes
Eating irregularities
Quick unhealthy food instead of healthy balanced meals
Poor Personal Hygiene
Showers, brushing teeth etc. becomes less of a priority
Lack of movement and unhealthy food
Attention and Less Distractibility
Poor posture
Video Games -
Health hazard or promotion of intelligence and motor skills?
Photosensitive Epilepsy
3 percent of people

Flashing light, visual patterns
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefrontal_cortex
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Der spiegel Videospiele: Mehr Geist bitte, liebe Games-Tester
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