Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Computer games on the brain

Violent video games and other computer entertainment have long been criticised for damaging a youngsters’ brain.

But activists such as Oxford Professor Baroness Greenfield have often presented little science to back up their allegations. However, extensive research into the subject has now provided worrying results that support her claims.

‘Screen technologies cause high arousal which in turn activates the brain system’s underlying addiction,’ the neurologist said last month in an attack that accused games of causing ‘dementia’ in children. ‘This results in the attraction of yet more screen-based activity.’

And now the first genuinely scientific attempt to analyse the emotive subject has thrown up astonishing results that suggest she is right....

For the rest of this article by Rob Waugh, originally published in the UK Mail have a look at this link