Watching violent TV or video games may promote more aggressive behavior in teens – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. New research shows that exposure to the most violent videos reduces emotional reactions to similar aggressive videos. Dr. Jordan Grafman at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says this implies that people may feel fewer emotions.
Grafman: The implications are that people are going to be more accepting of violence. There's going to be more toleration of it, not only as they observe others, but also in their society at large and potentially in their own behavior. And that is dangerous for the integration and the wellbeing of their local community.
Narrator: For details on this research, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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