Daily Mail (UK) 28 Nov 2011Violent video games can alter the brain in just one week and make players more aggressive, according to researchers. A study has found that key areas in the brain suffer reduced activity, and leave it physically altered. The findings will fuel the debate over the impact that violent games have on regular players and links to anti-social behaviour. Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis took a group of 22 men aged 18-29 and performed MRI scans on them. They then divided the group in half, and while one group was asked to play violent video games for at least 10 hours a week while the second group played none.According to the Sunday Times, the researchers found that the effects on the brain were discovered in the left inferior frontal lobe and the anterior cingulate cortex. An abstract of the report which will be published at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America later this week said subjects experienced alterations to their brain.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2066803/Violent-video-games-DO-make-people-aggressive.html#ixzz1f7Oy7V99
RelatedPosts If we don’t have Tokyo Games, we’re unlikely to have Beijing 2022 — IOC member Tokyo Governor wants Olympics to go ahead as symbol of overcoming COVID-19 Tokyo 2020: Olympics will be ‘simplified’ in 2021 Nigeria’s number two ranked badminton player, Godwin Olofua, on Wednesday said his quest to participate in the next Olympics was non-negotiable.Olofua, also Africa’s number 1 ranked player in the men’s doubles, made his desire to be in the Olympics known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. He said: “My target is the Olympics and I have been training for the qualification before the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled the qualification series.“COVID-19 time-out has been a tough experience in keeping me in shape, but now the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium is open for us thrice in a week.“As I have said, the Olympics is my greatest priority now because qualification can be best assured with enough training.“The qualification comes up in January.“I want to be in the Olympics so as to make a bold statement. “So before January, I should have been in top form.”Olofua said he would also use the yet-to-be announced date of the National Sports Festival in Edo State to brace up and sharpen his skills.He said: “I have already qualified to play in the postponed NSF, but whenever it gets another date, I will be using it to get better for the Olympic ticket.“Fortunately, we also have other tournaments right ahead of us, but I need that Olympic ticket above them all.“What is left for me is to be at my very best. “The training now is very much intense.”NAN.Tags: BadmintonGodwin OlufuaolympicsQualification
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, (CMC) – Opener Johnson Charles warmed up for next week’s Tri-Nations Series with an up tempo half-century, as West Indies wrapped up their week-long camp here yesterday.In a practice game against provincial side North West Dragons on Friday, the right-handed Charles slammed 82 off 71 deliveries as West Indies rallied to 257 for eight off 40 overs.Wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich was imperious in an unbeaten 41 off 28 balls while Shai Hope scored 32 and Jonathan Carter, 31.West Indies were 55 for two after Kraigg Brathwaite (12) and Evin Lewis (0) fell cheaply but Charles put on 76 for the third wicket with Carter, to revive the innings.While Charles blasted 11 fours and two sixes, Carter’s knock was a patient one, requiring 62 deliveries and including two fours.Both fell within 15 runs of each other leaving Hope, Dowrich and Carlos Brathwaite (25) to provide the finishing touches to the innings.Hope struck a four and two sixes off 31 balls while Dowrich faced just 28 balls and counted two fours and two sixes.Brathwaite, meanwhile, belted three fours and a six, in a whirlwind 12-ball knock.Off-spinner Eden Links was the best bowler with two for 27.In reply, Dragons were on course for victory at 216 for three after 34 overs when thunderstorms in the area ended the contest prematurely.Right-hander Andre Malan was unbeaten on 87 from 79 deliveries with 12 fours and a six and was involved in an 80-run, fourth wicket stand with Marques Ackerman who was unbeaten on 40 from 27 balls.Opener Janneman Malan had earlier stroked a measured 66 from 87 balls, including 10 fours and a six.West Indies will fly to Zimbabwe today to face the hosts and Sri Lanka in the Tri-Nations Series which runs from November 14-27.
Rory McIlroy is still flirting with the cutline on 1 under after 16 on day 2 of the Irish Open in Portstewart.Daniel Im leads by 2 on 13 under after a 67 with Jon Rahm second on 11 under after 15.Paul Dunne is 7 under after 17 while Gavin Moynihan is 5 under through 11. Photo © – Tipp FM Graeme Mc Dowell starts from 5 under later while Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington both start from 4 under.