Submitted by ironwolf 2900d ago | news

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. (Culture, Industry)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Destiny Ghost Edition In Stock on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360

21m ago - Gamerdeals: "Grab the quickly selling out Destiny Ghost Edition on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, or Xbox... | Xbox 360
40°

EVO 2014: Twitch JDCR Is Crowned EVO Champion in Tekken Tag Tournament 2

23m ago - 'In the first final of EVO 2014, Twitch JDCR has been crowned champion in Tekken Tag Tournament 2... | Xbox 360
20°

Entwined for PS3 and Vita coming soon

23m ago - Entwined, the game released for PlayStation 4 during Sony's E3 presentation, will be expanding to... | PS3
10°

Side-scrolling action-RPG Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard comes to iOS

23m ago - App Spy says: The 2D Japanese-chibi-anime-inspired world, PvP and co-op MMO elements, and side... | iPhone
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post
20°

8-Bit Boy: SteamFirst Review

1h ago - SteamFirst: 8 Bit Boy is a game about a man who loses his job and suddenly finds himself sucked i... | PC