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Video games provide a fun escape from reality; though, they're often portrayed as violent, lazy and a waste of time by some. The debate has raged on for years.
游戏给人以一种逃离现实的乐趣;不过它们常被人视为暴力 懒惰和浪费时间的象征,其间的争论已持续数年。

So are there any positive effects? Can video games actually make you smarter? Before we get ahead of ourselves, it's important to note that too much of anything is bad-even broccoli. Seriously, extremely high doses broccoli can actually be toxic. Heck even water toxicity exist.
那么游戏到底有没有用?游戏能让人更聪明吗?在开始讨论之前, 先要注意,任何事物多了都是有害的,甚至是西兰花,真的,极大量的西兰花也有毒,同样,水中毒也存在。

So if you binge and do nothing but play video games, the risks probably outweigh any benefits. In fact, we have an entire video devoted to what would happen if you stopped going outside, and the negative effects of sitting-link in the description! Having said that, many studies have actually shown increases in cognitive function after playing video games.
所以,若放纵到只打游戏不做事,其危险也会远过于益处,其实,我们还专门有个视频讨论假如你不再出门会怎样,以及静坐的坏处。诸多研究发现,玩游戏之后 人的认知能力会增强。

One study in particular had participants play Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day over 2 months. Afterwards, the brains of these participants saw an increase of grey matter in areas associated with memory, strategic planning and fine motor skills of the hands, compared to those who had not played. These are particularly encouraging results for mental disorders which cause these brain regions to shrink; using video games as a therapy.
一项研究中,参与者在两个月内每天玩30分钟Super Mario 64,此后,这些参与者大脑内与记忆策略规划,手部精细动作控制有关区域的灰质,相较于未玩游戏的人有所增加,对于精神障碍而言,这是极好的结果,前者会造成这些部分萎缩,而打游戏则能成为一种疗法。

Surprisingly, action games can also increase attention to detail in individuals. Take a look at the following words on screen, and yell out what color the word is as fast as you can! Ok, now try a bit faster without me. As we continue, it becomes more difficult because there is a conflict between the word itself and its color. Chances are if you play more than 5-10 hours of action games a week, you're able to solve these problems much more quickly.

This is because your brain is actually more efficient in the regions associated with attention. Of course, video games can also be incredibly educational! And while you may not be playing some of your favorite games for this purpose, there are certainly many games that are used as effective teaching tools for both young and old. They may even help kids who suffer from dyslexia read more effectively. In a small study, dyslexic children who played regular video games ended up reading faster and more accurately, once again relating to improved attention skills.

Meanwhile, other studies have found improvements in eyesight. Not only can they see smaller details more clearly, like tiny writing, but they have an easier time differentiating levels of grey. Very practiced action games were 58% better at perceiving fine differences in contrast which is important as this is one of the first things go diminish with age. Even in the elderly, improved memory and focus is seen. More importantly, specially designed brain teasing video games have been shown to slow the aging process of the brain by up to seven years. This is because they are cognitively complex and require mental energy! Think you're able to keep track of what's in front of your eyes?

Keep an eye on the blue circle here. Eventually it will turn yellow like all the others. I will then point to a circle and you tell me if it was originally blue. If you knew this ball wasn't blue, then you're a functioning human being. But let’s make it harder. Staring at the middle of the screen can help to keep track of the blue circles. Was this circle originally blue? If you said no, you'd be right. One more time, but with 5 blue circles. Was this one originally blue? Yes-it was?

盯住这个蓝色圆圈,之后它会变成黄色,和其它的一样,我会指一个圆圈,你来告诉我之前它是不是蓝色的,如果你知道它不是蓝色,那么你是个正常人,那增加点难度吧,盯着屏幕中央有助于追踪蓝色的圆圈,这个圈之前是蓝色的吗?如果你说不,恭喜答对了。再来一次, 这次有5个圆圈。这个之前是蓝色的吗?对的。

It turns out, the average person can track about 3-4 objects while a practiced action gamer can track around 6-7.Finally, as technology continues to transform medicine, surgeries are being completed with the insertion of cameras and remote controlled tools. And these surgeries have very clear parallels to video games, with a screen and a controlling device. Not surprisingly, young doctors with previous exposure to video games show fewer errors and faster completion than those without.
事实证明,人平均可以追踪3-4个物体,而动作游戏老手可以盯住6-7个,最后,正如科技不断地为医疗带来革新,手术台上也多了相机和远程控制工具,这些手术和电子游戏又有许多共性,一块屏幕 一个控制设备,不奇怪那些玩过电子游戏的年轻医生,比没玩过的出错更少,完成速度更快。

Of course, all of these skills are only useful if you use them which you can if all you do is play video games. So enjoy your down time and relax with your games in moderation, but get out there and keep your life diverse as well,because that's how you'll win at the game of life.
当然,这些技巧只有受用时才会发挥作用,对只玩游戏不做事的没有任何用处,好好享受下班时间、适度游戏,也得出去玩玩 让生活更精彩,这才算得上是人生赢家。