11.28.2011

Brain Games or Action Games?
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Video Games with a penchant for strong themes and intense action may indeed impact the pathways in the brain, as opposed to more subtle games. The debate between these two polarities has now been ongoing for almost a decade, as new scientific research shows.


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The study, conducted by Indiana University, consisted of the following:

22 healthy adult males, age 18 to 29, with low past exposure to violent video games were randomly assigned to two groups of 11. Members of the first group were instructed to play a shooting video game for 10 hours at home for one week and refrain from playing the following week. The second group did not play a violent video game at all during the two-week period.

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