New study says violent games affect brain activity

Posted by Rob Wright

A new study released this week indicates that teens who play violent video games show increased brain activity in regions that control emotional arousal and decreased activities in regions that govern self-control. The study, lead by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine, used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to record changes in brain activity of 44 adolescents who played a violent video game or a nonviolent game.

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