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A piece appeared in the New York Post on August 27 with the headline "It's digital heroin: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies."
Even allowing for the fact that authors don't write headlines, this article is hyperbolic and poorly argued. I said as much on Twitter and my Facebook page, and several people asked me to elaborate. So....
First, to say "Recent brain imaging research is showing that they [games] affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does," is transparently false. Engaging in a behavior cannot affect your brain in exactly the same way a psychoactive drug does. Saying it does is a scare tactic.
Assurbanipal: "Passant, mange, bois, divertis-toi ; tout le reste n’est rien".
Franck Ramus : "Les sciences de l'éducation à la française se font fort de produire un discours savant sur l'éducation, mais ce serait visiblement trop leur demander que de mettre leur discours à l'épreuve des faits".