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UK Newspaper The Sun – Computer Games Giving Kids Dementia

Posted on October 14, 2011 AT 05:45am

THE BUZZ: UK Newspaper The Sun has launched a barnd new assault on video games, claiming that interactive based entertainment can lead to children developing addiction and dementia.

Neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield warns that, ”screen technologies cause high arousal which in turn activates the brain system’s underlying addiction,” which leads to ”yet more screen-based activity.”

She claims that the brain, ”can be temporarily disabled by activities with a strong sensory content or can be inactivated permanently by degradation – ie. Dementia”

EGM’s TAKE: This report is obviously founded on scientific fact, so quick, put down that controller! Fear mongering at its finest.

How do you feel about the report? Leave your thoughts below.

Source: The Sun

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