IMPACT OF PLAYING VIDEO GAMES ON COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING AND LEARNING STYLES
Video games are especially popular with teenagers and young adults as a form of entertainment, and their time spent playing video games has grown exponentially. The main purpose of this study was to assess the effect of video games on cognitive functions and learning style in young people. A cross-sectional research study was used to investigate cognitive function in teen video game players. Cognitive functions, including memory, attention, and executive functions, were applied to 80 adolescents who were divided into two groups: those who regularly played video games (50) and those who did not play (50). Other data, such as demographics, medical information, types of video games, and time spent playing video games, were collected through the questionnaire. No significant difference was identified between the groups in terms of age and sociodemographic variables. Results indicated that visual memory and visual learning type scores were significantly better in the play group. Participants who were playing video games regularly indicated significant differences in visual type of learning (p=0.000). Whereas, no significant differences were found in other learning styles aural (p=1.000) and verbal (p=1.000)
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