Videogames reward men more than women, says study

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 06:32 GMT

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown that the reason men get turned on by games more than women is that, for some reason, hey find the whole process more rewarding. The part of the brain that generates feeling of reward is more active in men men playing a game than it is in women, their study found.

“These gender differences may help explain why males are more attracted to, and more likely to become ‘hooked’ on video games than females,” the researchers wrote.

And we just thought it was because men liked to shoot things. Full thing here.

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