Friday, February 8, 2008

video games normalize killing.

Violent video games have often been in the spotlight, often blamed for violent behavior of children. I've written a couple of posts on the subject as well.

Now, a new article by Omaha's KETV7 boasts that Indiana School of Medicine researchers put one (1!) brain scan of a kid who played a violent game next to one (1!) scan of a kid who played a non-violent game, and they noticed differences! (insert streak of hysteria here).

Yes, video games can trigger a physiological response, so can aromatherapy! And from the sound of it, these researchers didn't exactly go above and beyond themselves to find out exactly what happens to a population exposed to violent video games.

Be weary of false prophets, and scientists on a political mission!


The Duck said...

Yes video games are a factor, check out Lt Col Dave Grossman's website
I've attended his seminar twice, go if you ever get the chance

theotherryan said...

I think it is fair to say that nobody has a great understanding of brain scans.

Michael Hawkins said...

don't even bother with understanding them...

If you only take a single specimen/comparison into consideration, you cannot possibly make a well-founded interpretation of the matter at hand.