This one is pretty cool: recent research is beginning to show that gamers can neurologically suppress distractions from affecting a task they’re doing. That may sound crazy, but think about it. You’re playing League of Legends. You’re chilling in your top lane. Pings are flying, chat is going crazy, people are teleporting everywhere, but as soon as you check to see the destruction doesn’t affect you, you just go back to farming.
What’s happening in your brain is this: every time a distraction arises, a normal person’s brain lights up and diverts attention to said distraction to ensure that everything is alright. Gamers, on the other hand, preemptively check the distraction to see whether it requires the brain’s attention or not. The distraction gets a brief flare of brain activity, then nothing. We don’t dwell. Think of all the things this affects: driving, conversations, working, etc. Even though many of us may have ADD, at least we’re good at knowing where to put our fleeting attention.