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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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UK Newspaper The Sun – Computer Games Giving Kids Dementia

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.

By Matthew Bennett | 10/14/2011 07:45 AM PT

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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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0   POINTS



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89