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Study: Gamers Show Autistic Traits

Posted Mon, Apr 07, 2008 by Aelryn

Neurotic, introverted, and socially disagreeable? Sounds like everyone I play games with.

Did you know that gamers tend to have a lot in common with autistic people? That's what the results of a recent study seem to say.

It doesn't take a scientist to figure out that gamers whose habits border on the realm of addiction are likely to be a little neurotic, introverted, and socially disagreeable. However, it does take a scientist (a pair of them, actually) to survey hundreds of gamers, find the same traits, and then point out that the same characteristics can be found in people with the developmental disorder Asperger syndrome.

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[Via GameSpot]

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