Study: Video games generate rewarding feelings in men

Allan Reiss, MD, and his colleagues have a pretty good idea why your husband or boyfriend can't put down the Halo 3. In a first-of-its-kind imaging study, the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown that the part of the brain that generates rewarding feelings is more activated in men than women during video-game play.

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INehalemEXI4327d ago

I heard anything you do that you feel is rewarding releases dopamine into your brain. Same thing when you smoke a cig dopamine is released but Higher amounts probably when smoking a cig.

meepmoopmeep4327d ago

quoted for truth... that's what leads to addictions

DarkSniper4327d ago

There's no better feeling then watching someone power on an XBOX 360, then have three red rings light up. From there, that same person says he's abandoning XBOX and shifting support to the superior platform which is PLAYSTATION® 3. That brings a tear to Dark Sniper's eyes every time.


Spike474327d ago

me that blowing a fricken alien into oblivion is'nt fun.

tony4327d ago

specially if theres achievements.