Why Everyone Is Wrong About Violent Video Games & Your Brain

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As long as real-life weapon rampages go uncontrolled, very first individual shooter computer game will be a significant battlefront of The Culture War. Today’s brand-new hyper-realistic weapon video games &should be triggering today’s horrible violence! Exactly what if twenty years of refining virtual headshot tech dovetails with a drop in American violent criminal offense?

  • Exactly what if video games do not in fact technique anybody into being violent, or sexist, or an Italian plumbing professional? And the majority of cooling for you players out there: exactly what if video games DO technique you into ending up being a less perfect individual, in such a way no one’s ever cautioned you about?

    On today’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is signed up with by Jason Pargin (much better referred to as David Wong)to check out an unexpected fact no one else is covering. They’ll integrate years of video gaming experience with a variety of research studies and reporting. They’ll expose a lot &of the panic about Those Darned Violent Video Games, while likewise choosing some realities concealed in it. And they’ll check out how video gaming DOES alter the brains of even the most blood-averse n00bs.

    Footnotes:

    How Violent Video Games Might Be Screwing With Your Brain(Cracked)

    Video Games Don’t Make Kids Violent(TIME)

    Violent Video Games And Hostile Personalities Go Together(Iowa State University/ ScienceDaily)

    Musical training shapes brain anatomy, impacts function (Society for Neuroscience/ ScienceDaily )

    Cache Cab: Taxi Drivers’Brains Grow to Navigate London’s Streets(Scientific American)

    No proof to support link in between violent computer game and behaviour(University of York)

    Multi-Purpose Arcade Combat Simulator(SNES Central)

    Playing War: How the Military Uses Video Games( The Atlantic)

    Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright

    5 truths about criminal offense in the United States (Pew Research Center)

    5 Mind-Blowing Facts Nobody Told You About Guns( Cracked)

    Shooters: How Video Games Fund Arms Manufacturers(Eurogamer)

    Video Games Boost Visual Attention But Reduce Impulse Control(Society for Personality and Social Psychology)

    Video Game Playing, Attention Problems, and Impulsiveness: Evidence of Bidirectional Causality(Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 2012, Vol. 1, No. 1, 62-70)

    Abnormal noodle and white matter volume in’Internet video gaming addicts’.(Addictive Behaviors, 2015 Jan; 40:137 -43.)

    Anita Sarkeesian and the gamification of misogyny(New Statesman)

    The odd truth of life under China’s all-seeing credit report system(Wired UK)

    Drake–“Nice For What” video

    Lee Morgan– The Sidewinder

    Kamasi Washington– Heaven and Earth

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