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University of Montreal study finds video game players at increased risk of dementia

posted May 20, 2015, 4:21 PM by Alzheimer's Dementia Support Center

 Scientists say players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain called the caudate nucleus, which leads to loss of grey matter in the hippocampus.

Previous studies have shown reduced volume in the hippocampus, which controls memory, learning and emotion, is associated with neurological and psychological disorders including dementia and depression. 

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