Friday, November 18, 2005

Stories of Addiction

Here's a link to an interesting story published today on New New research shows that computer game-playing when taken to an extreme carries all the hallmarks common to other addictions. They used a few different means to gauge this, and one is the "startle" effect--those who startle easily are responding to various stimuli and are considered the "healthier" subjects; those who are fixated on gaming and cannot be "startled" are in essence held captive by the experience. There's much more to it than that, but I found it interesting. Here's the URL if you'd like to check it out:


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