Thursday, March 09, 2017

Violent video games -not- harmful!

Here's something you don't see every day. Confirmation of what we already know to be true, playing video games does not turn you into a sociopath.

The link between playing violent video games and antisocial behavior, such as increased aggression and decreased empathy, is hotly debated. Researchers in Germany used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on long-term players of violent video games and found that they had the same neural response to emotionally provocative images as non-gamers. This finding suggests that empathy is not blunted by playing such games long-term.

 No duh. If games did make you violent, Pewdie Pie and Mariplier would both be serial killers by now. Always handy to have a measurement though, eh?

The Measured Phantom

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