Dr Rachel Kowert has dedicated her whole career to video game research - gamers, the games we play, and exactly what they do to our brains. Recently, Dr Kowert took to Reddit to dispel some common myths about gaming and gamers - covering everything from addiction, to screen time, to links with violent behaviour.
Next time you have someone telling you games are bad, m'kay, link them to this.
On video game addiction
On a link between video games and violence
On online vs real life relationships
On "screen time"
On "gamer" sterotypes
On the best games for kids
On exactly who is used for gaming studies
On gamers and lonliness
You can find the full AMA here.
Thank you, Dr Kowert.