A Further Plea for Caution Against Medical Professionals Overstating Video Game Violence Effects

Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Impact Factor: 6.26). 08/2011; 86(8):820-1; author reply 821-3. DOI: 10.4065/mcp.2011.0359
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    ABSTRACT: Remarkable advances in technologies that enable the distribution and use of information encoded as digital sequences of 1s or 0s have dramatically changed our way of life. Adolescents, old enough to master the technologies and young enough to welcome their novelty, are at the forefront of this "digital revolution." Underlying the adolescent's eager embracement of these sweeping changes is a neurobiology forged by the fires of evolution to be extremely adept at adaptation. The consequences of the brain's adaptation to the demands and opportunities of the digital age have enormous implications for adolescent health professionals.
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