The effects of violent video gamesHard-core players of violent video games do not have emotionally blunted brains
I read this information a while back, but I wanted to share it with you.
Violent GAMES do NOT, I repeat, DO N-O-T, cause aggression.
It’s great to know this because the brain KNOWS the difference between killing polygons and people. So please tell your parents about it.
Let everyone know that according to an FMRI study:
Excessive users of violent video games do not show emotional desensitization
Playing violent video games have been linked to long-term emotional desensitization. We hypothesized that desensitization effects in excessive users of violent video games should lead to decreased brain activations to highly salient emotional pictures in emotional sensitivity brain regions. Twenty-eight male adult subjects showing excessive long-term use of violent video games and age and education matched control participants were examined in two experiments using standardized emotional pictures of positive, negative and neutral valence. No group differences were revealed even at reduced statistical thresholds which speaks against desensitization of emotion sensitive brain regions as a result of excessive use of violent video games.
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