Scientists from Cardiff University believe that the fascination with video games is not an analogue of drug or alcohol addiction, because with them, gamers only dull the sense of social or psychological comfort. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to British researchers, their observations show that gaming is able to support people in unpleasant situations, to abstract from it. Thus, gaming is just a way of falling into oblivion for those who are not satisfied with life.
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In the experiment, for which he was invited gamers aged 20 to 40 years, the participants pointed to questions about their relationship to games, as well as to what is going on in their personal life and career. Six months later, scientists again interviewed the subjects, and then compare the results «before» and «after». No impairments or serious differences in the behavior and lifestyle of the survey participants, the researchers found.