Lack of Evidence That Neural Empathic Responses Are Blunted in Excessive Users of Violent Video Games

  • 03.09.2017
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This study found that violent video games did not cause emotional desensitization or blunt neural responses to empathy. These results highlight the lack of evidence supporting the hypothesis that violent video games cause aggression.

Publication: Frontiers in Psychology
Authors: Gregor R. Szycik, Bahram Mohammadi, Thomas F. Munte, and Bert T. te Wildt

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