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Brain Behind Brain Age Performed Anti-Video Game Study

Kotaku.com has uncovered information about an anti-video game study performed by Brain Age mastermind Dr. Ryuta Kawashima in 2001.

An article originally published in an April 2001 issue of The Observer detailed research that Dr. Kawashima had done suggesting that playing video games stunts development in certain parts of the brain that allows people to control anti-social behavior. Dr. Kawashima tested his theory by comparing data of brain activity of children while playing video games and while taking the Kraepelin test, a thirty minute cycle of simple math problems similiar to one of the games in Brain Age.

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