Mezianaya Kira Nikolaevna and Karaneuski Konstantin MikhailovichThe Centre for Children’s Correctional and Development Training and Rehabilitation, Belarus
Title: Aspects of brain disorder and vision system in young people using computer intensively
Using computer technology has a powerful effect on human visual system. Many people actively use the visual system as the most powerful channel for receiving information, for both work and entertainment. Using stereoscopic features of vision, the developers began to create virtual reality systems designed for the interaction of a computer with the human brain in the field of image processing of information . Computer-aided synthesis of three-dimensional images and their display in virtual space, in particular a VR-headset, have become widely used by computer game users . The aim of the research was to study the impact of the use of hardware generating virtual reality on the state of the vision system. A survey of 106 users aged 17 to 19 years was conducted. The average computer experience was 10 years. The Amsler test and a questionnaire developed by us were used to identify possible visual disturbances [ 3,4,5]. The following two questions of the questionnaire were the key ones: 1. Have you ever seen, after a long computer game, that, like in the game graphics, large objects surrounding you – buildings, cars – are destroyed; while small objects – people, trees, etc. – are distorted, broken, disappear? 4% of examined people replied affirmatively; half of them showed deviations by the Amsler test. 2. If you observed such a distortion of the environment in the real world, then indicate after using what computer resource it was? 11% of the examined persons replied affirmatively. They indicated that such distortion of visual images appeared after working with software, of which 2 persons reported photopsies in the form of multi-coloured lights, flashes, threads, etc. after prolonged work with the text. The survey indicates the formation of visual disorders in computer users. This testifies to the need for neurophysiological studies.
Mezyanaya Kira N .: psychiatrist, researcher at the Department of IP&E. Psychiatry research activity since 2001. The total number of published articles is 16.
Karaneuski Konstantin M.: neurologist, graduate student of the Department of IPeE BSUIR. Behavioral Psychology Research since 2013. The total number of published articles is 15.
Since 2013, the sphere of scientific interests of all authors has been the study of the causes and risks of health problems among students in communicative, recreational and educational activities under the influence of aggressive media. From 2014 to 2016, in the framework of the grant, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus approved research in this area