Respond to the following questions in an essay of 2-3 paragraphs:
1) How does playing video games effect a player’s brain? What are the benefits and risks of playing video games?
2) What are the benefits of playing video games? Do you feel the benefits outweigh the drawbacks?
3) Paturel writes, “Practicing anything repetitively physically changes the brain. With time and effort, you get better at the specific task you’re practicing, whether it’s shooting at the enemy in a video game or hitting a baseball. Those repetitive actions and thoughts stimulate connections between brain cells, creating neural pathways between different parts of your brain. The more you practice a certain activity, the stronger that neural pathway becomes. That’s the structural basis of learning.” Tell the story of the last time you learned a new skill through repetitive actions such as this . How many times did you repeat the skill? How often do you practice?