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Originally posted by benign
My point is that this kid had done this before, not in the real world, but a virtual one. The object is not to get people to become violent. It is to help people become accustomed to being around violence, so that they train themselves into thinking and behaving in a way that will help them survive in a war-like environment.
More of a conditioning thing than hypnosis or mind control.
Originally posted by deltaboy
Wired up to a scanner, they were asked to play a game involving navigating through a complicated bunker, killing attackers and rescuing hostages.
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.
The pattern was the same as that seen in subjects who have had brain scans during other simulated violent situations.
It suggests that video games are a "training for the brain to react with this pattern," Mathiak says.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
anyways pot and video games go hand in hand
whats funner than a game? A Game On Weed!!!!
hey and if anyone wants to go play some BF42 ,JediKnight, CS:S, etc etc just mention something id love to shoot some of you ATSers or sabre you and force grip ya
lets get a game goin whew long post finally over LOL
Originally posted by Gazrok
Seriously, I've played most of the violent games for years, and I'm probably one of the least violent people I know...