Doctor Clarifies Game-Related Asperger's Research
As usual, the media blew things out of proportion.
As a follow-up to the previous story on the gamers and Asperger's syndrome, the doctor who conducted the original research has stepped up to clarify the implications of the study.
"The point about Asperger's was just that the relationships between addiction and the personality characteristics that we examined suggested that [massively multiplayer online role-playing games] might be addictive to people with Asperger's--and I tried to emphasize the 'might' to reporters--since the relationships between the addiction indices we used and the personality traits that we looked at suggested such a possibility," Charlton said.
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