Education Report Roundup

Video Games

By Laura Greifner — December 12, 2006 1 min read

A summary of the study is available from Indiana University’s School of Medicine.

Teenagers who play violent video games may display increased activity in areas of the brain associated with emotional arousal, according to research from the Indiana University School of Medicine, located in Indianapolis.

Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to monitor brain activity in 44 adolescents randomly assigned to play either a violent or a nonviolent video game.

A version of this article appeared in the December 13, 2006 edition of Education Week