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“Our study suggests that playing a certain type of violent video game may have different short-term effects on brain function than playing a nonviolent -- but exciting -- game,†Vincent Mathews, MD, says in an RSNA news release.
Mathews is a radiology professor at Indiana University’s medical school.
He and his colleagues studied 34 healthy adolescents who were randomly assigned to play violent or nonviolent video games for half an hour.


So it gets people excited so what?
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post #2 of 18
OK....what does this prove? That violence makes people happy?
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I know that popped out my MP5 and givin a terrorist a good old double tap to the head puts a big smile on my face.
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Doing schoolwork excites me. I guess it's only a matter of time before I kill someone...
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OK....what does this prove? That violence makes people happy?
We already knew that
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Mathews is a radiology professor at Indiana University’s medical school.
Mathews also had a prior bias against video games, therefore his conclusion will be influenced.

Well, maybe a violent game keeps you on edge, looking for enemies, where something like a racing game (still exciting) doesn't really do that. I don't need to be some radiology professor to figure out that "different game may have different effects". DUH!


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post #7 of 18
maybe it's the fact that the FPS is far more immersive and you can get more into the game...so obvs your expressions are going to be far more excited and your brain activity will be higher if you feel like you're in the game. I mean...I play HL2 and I feel like Doctor Freeman...so..I'm sure when I'm getting shot at in the dark....my heart beating faster and stuff like that would count as "excitement".
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Alright. So a racing game is different then killing in a game. Who knew?! When you're playing a racing game, you're doing more planning than reacting. In an fps game, you are reacting to everything that moves. You're trying to determine friend from foe, aim, then shoot as fast as possible. How is that a surprise?
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Who knew that a fast-paced action game that was designed to be exciting would actually get people excited? We sure have some brilliant people out there
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I just noticed it's from Fox News. Not that I have anything against Fox News, but as a news network, they need a ****load of pointless filler like this between actual news.
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