Study: Men like video games more than women

Although both males and females posses an equal level of motor skills when interacting with video games, males were quicker to understand the object of the tested games, and thus performed better initially, the study found.

"The part of the brain that generates rewarding feelings is more active in men than women during video game play," said Dr. Fumiko Hayft, professor at Stanford. As a result, the added stimulus encourages males to take greater interest in video games.

Hayft asserts that reward regions in the brain overlap with regions related to addiction, thus men are more likely to form a dependency on video games than women.

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