December 27, 2008

WHICH WOULD EXPLAIN THE POPULARITY OF THE FOLLOWING AT OUR HOUSE...:

Why men are addicted to video games (Times of India, 27 Dec 2008)

Scientists have found answer to the question that intrigued women for years: Why men are 'hooked' on video games? According to the researchers, the 'passion' stems from a deep-rooted urge to conquer.

Through the magic of brain-scanning, scientists at the Stanford University have determined that playing on computer activates parts of the male brain which are linked to rewarding feelings and addiction. The more opponents they vanquish and points they score, the more stimulated this region becomes, the scans revealed.
In contrast, these parts of women's brains are much less likely to be triggered by sessions on the Sony PlayStation. Professor Allan Reiss of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford University, California, said, “Women understood computer games just as well as men but did not have the same neurological drive to win.”


The Wife tried playing MarioKart with The Boys last night and afterward asked if it's even possible to stay on the course....



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