Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What would Freud say?

Professor Allan Reiss of the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford University says that video games stimulate the parts of men that so many other activities just cannot reach: the need to conquer, stomp on, dominate, crush, destroy, maim, annihilate, and turn to ashes and dust.
Women, apparently, understand video games, but their neurology doesn't house the same desire to conquer, stomp on, etc., etc.

"These gender differences may help explain why males are more attracted to, and more likely to become 'hooked' on video games than females," Reiss was quoted in the Daily Telegraph. "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," explained Reiss.

It is so heartwarming when science confirms what so many secretly feared.


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