Friday, December 2, 2011

Violent Video Games and the Brain

The debate continues on violent video games and how it may affect your brain of people (especially young people) who enjoy this activity.  Researchers are now saying that there are negative affects of playing violent video games based on a study of young men.  An fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) analysis of long-term effects of violent video game play has tracked changes in sections of the brain associated with cognitive function and emotional control.  These are the areas that deal with aggressive behavior.  A good enough reason to take all video games, but especially violent games, off your gift giving list this holiday season.  For more information see the article Report Violent Video Games Alter Brain Patterns at

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