What Causes Heart Rate Increase During Video Game Play?
Physical and Emotional Responses
Heart Rate Variability and Video Games
The Science Behind Heart Rate and Video Games
Key takeaway: Playing video games can cause an increase in heart rate due to physical and emotional responses, heart rate variability, and the immersive nature of the games. However, managing heart rate while gaming is possible through precautions, strategies, and taking breaks. Heart-racing games have been found to have benefits for physical, mental, and cognitive health, but further research is needed to fully understand the effects.