Altered Brain Function in Online Gaming Addiction
Men addicted to internet gaming have different levels of activity in areas of the brain associated with impulsiveness than women with the same addiction, a new study shows. "Altered brain functions may be one of the factors causing the sex variances in the severity of internet dependency," said lead researcher Yawen Sun, MD, from Renji Hospital at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.
@ruhi Men with internet gaming disorder — specifically those who spend a lot of time playing massive multiplayer online role-playing games, such as World of Warcraft — have less activity in the superior frontal gyrus, an area of the prefrontal lobe associated with impulse control. But women with the same disorder do not have these differences, she explained.