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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Video Games Alter Brain Function

Playing violent video games for only one week can change the brain in regions associated with cognitive function and emotional control.

The topic of whether or not violent video games are potentially harmful for users has been debated for years, but there was little scientific evidence that the games had a long-term effect on the brain. But a new study, which was conducted at Indiana University School of Medicine, found the first hard evidence of the effects of video games using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

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