Violent Video Games Essay by Jenamy

Violent Video Games
A look at the effects of violent video games on memory and cognition.
# 62540 | 1,999 words | 4 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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Video games have become an increasing popular pastime. These new games are becoming increasingly realistic, making it more and more difficult for youth, especially the very young to depict the differences in reality. This paper looks at the correlation between highly violent and gory games and an increase of violent activity in the people who play them. It discusses how these games affect a person's memory and cognitive development.

From the Paper:

"In today's high tech, fast paced society with computer and video gaming evolving into and consuming our free time, the effects of its results are becoming increasingly evident. The mind as they say, is a terrible thing to waste, and with video gaming becoming so popular what will this trend do to the minds of those who play them. The mind is an awesomely complex, yet elegantly simple. It is the best organized three pounds, (bigger in some but not necessarily better) of matter in the universe. It applies an infinite number of cognitive models and systems to help it develop and establish what it can perceive as reality. There are billions of interconnected neurons that send out and receive messages. Each module in our brain serves a very specific function. While the human brain is highly developed and able to interpret its environment in a sophisticated way that no other animal can it is still an organ. The human brain while individually unique had the basic animalistic instincts that meet our needs for survival these instincts are very primitive and have remained virtually unchanged throughout evolution. These primitive emotional systems play a much more powerful role in shaping our thoughts and behaviors than once thought."

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