How Video Games Improve Mental Health

No, they won’t “rot your brain”

Scott Mayer
Nov 16, 2020 · 5 min read
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“Video games will rot your brain.”

I heard this a lot growing up. Many of you probably did too. “Video games will make you lazy,” they said. “You won’t have any friends,” they said.

I grew up in the 90s / early 2000s, when most adults didn’t know the first thing about video games. They were still…