Neuroscientific study suggests violence in video games does not negatively impact adults’ empathy

Neuroscientists from the University of Vienna and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have investigated whether playing violent video games leads to a reduction in human empathy. To do this, they had adult test subjects repeatedly play a violent video game over the course of an experiment lasting several weeks. Before and after, their empathic reactions to another person’s pain were measured.

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