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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Scientists Agree - Games Excite Children

After playing the games, the children completed tasks requiring concentration and processing of emotional stimuli while their brain activity was scanned. Alterations in brainfunction reflecting changes in blood flow appeared as brightly colored areas on the magnetic resonance images.

"What we showed is there is an increase in emotional arousal. The fight or flight response is activated after playing a violent video game," Mathews said.
-- Violent video game effects linger in brain [Yahoo News]

All I can say is this:

I want these scientists to do these exact same test on football fans after a victory. Pro or college, dealer's choice.

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