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Males Enjoy Video Games 'Because of Basic Urge to Conquer'

Recent study shows that playing console games activates parts of the male brain which are linked to rewarding feelings and addiction. The more points they score, the more stimulated this region of the brain becomes.

In contrast, these parts of women's brains are much less likely to be triggered by sessions on the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii or Xbox.

Professor Allan Reiss of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford University, California, who led the research, said that women understood computer games just as well as men but did not have the same neurological drive to win.

"These gender differences may help explain why males are more attracted to, and more likely to become 'hooked' on video games than females. I think it's fair to say that males tend to be more intrinsically territorial. It doesn't take a genius to figure out who historically are the conquerors and tyrants of our species – they're the males. Most of the computer games that are really popular with males are territory and aggression-type games.", he said.

Related Topic: Girls Playing Video Games Have More Sex

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Males Enjoy Video Games 'Because of Basic Urge to Conquer' Reviewed by Jepoy on 1/07/2009 09:59:00 PM Rating: 5

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