Saturday, 19 December 2009

Brains of Game Addicts Same as Brains of Drug Addicts

A team of Medical researchers comparing the brains of people addicted to online games &
those addicted to drugs claim the same parts of the brain are affected in both cases, an
insight which will come as little SHOCK! To anyone familiar with MMORPGs.

The Korean research team used PET scans to analyze brain activity, & found the
"game addicts" to have elevated activity in the areas such the orbitofrontal cortex
and caudate nucleus compared to non-gamers.

Comparisons between the brains of MMO addicts (illustrated above on the right) & cocaine
addicts (on the left) revealed similar patterns of activity.

The researchers express their hopes that these results will lead to a recognition of
MMO addiction as a medical condition:

"These research results demonstrate that online gaming addiction requires specialized
medical treatment just as narcotics addiction does, and we hope it will be recognized
as just such a mental illness."

No wonder "I" need to hold my PSP all the time. "I" am an addict!


PLUS! MegaMan 10 Trailer
This is freaking kickin' it old school, but is it only for X-Box Live?

FIGURES - coming to a store near you!

quote of the day!
Democracy can be a wickedly unfair thing Sabrina. Nobody poor was ever
called democratic for marrying somebody rich.

-Thomas Fairchild- Sabrina (1954)

1 comment:

Jason Norin said...

nice facts. Online games are really a hit nowadays. As a subscriber of a business broadband in Australia, I will make sure my kids won't suffer this addiction.