TV Violence May Be Dumbing Men Down

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TV Violence May Be Dumbing Men Down

Post by Gutenberg » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:15 pm

Exposure to TV violence related to irregular attention and brain structure
Young adult men who watched more violence on television showed indications of less mature brain development and poorer executive functioning, according to the results of an Indiana University School of Medicine study published online in the journal Brain and Cognition.

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"We found that the more violent TV viewing a participant reported, the worse they performed on tasks of attention and cognitive control," Dr. Hummer said. "On the other hand, the overall amount of TV watched was not related to performance on any executive function tests."
Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 100507.htm

The original study can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24836970

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