Researchers do sometimes concoct the most marvelous hypotheses.
However, some large heads at Keele University in the U.K. have managed to entice me into a piece of research that truly lifts the spirits.
For reasons that may or may not be related to Britain's own repressed but violent nature, these psychologists decided to inflict pain on gamers.
They wanted to see whether those who played violent games tolerated real, physical anguish better than those who played sissy games like EA's Tiger Woods mullarkey.
One wonders whether the participants knew that they would be subjected to waterboarding.… Read more