I am in ninth grade and thinking of doing a research project on how interactive gaming (like Fortnite, NBA, Call of Duty, etc) might affect the adolescent brain. My teacher thinks this is not a great topic because gaming is just negative. But I don't think so. I think I need to really narrow my topic down, and that's what I need help with. Here are some of my ideas:
Is Gaming Disorder real? Are these games addictive (producing dopamine)? Where in the brain and how?
How do these games affect executive function in the adolescent brain? I like this one because there is a lot of evidence that these games actually improve these skills, and the frontal lobe of teens is not fully developed yet.
Why do boys prefer these games? This would involve gender differences in brains.
How much gaming per day or week is beneficial, and when and why does it become detrimental?
Lastly, I need to provide some sort of solution to a problem that my topic may pose. That is also confusing me because I'm not sure all of my ideas are problematic. If you have any suggestions as to how to narrow this down, I would appreciate it. Thank you.