Originally posted by deltaboy
LONDON (Reuters) -
Mathiak found that as violence became imminent, the cognitive parts of the brain became active and that during a fight, emotional parts of the brain
were shut down.
Did they test this theory against, say, making a deal on a car or house? Meeting a member of the opposite sex and making a move on them? Working the
stock exchange? Working in general?
No they didn't, only video games and "some other violent thing" which they leave details of out so they are not laughed at.
Why didn't they expose the subjects to a comparable violent action that they see in the game, like, "A person is going to open the door, he will try
to shoot you, you have to shoot him first"
Then REALLY test the mental and emotional and response, 9 times out of 10, it will not be like anything in a video game for the average sane person
(25% of the population will suffer mental illness, 10% of Britains population already reports being mentally ill)
I'm sorry but picking up HALO and blasting a bunch of aliens is worlds away from even having a loud vocal argument with another person, galaxies from
actually pulling a gun and killing.
They maybe correct in the assumption that Video Game violence is "conditioning", just like all media violence is conditioning.
Remember all the Ninja movies and TV shows in the very early 80's?
What happened after that?
Our police forces started using the same black masks for drug raids when Reagan curtailed Posse Comatatus (the law that says US military can not act
on US soil against the citizens) for the drug war.
How long has the "COPS" show been on? Over ten years or something?
How many cop shows have been on since TV was invented? I can't even count.
What movie came out the Friday or two after 9/11? "Black Hawk Down" and some war romance crap.
The shepards know their sheep well.
Ok I'm going to go back to playing my latest Xbox rental: "DESTROY ALL HUMANS!"