Mmmmmmmmmmmm… playing video games is what screwed me up. GamePro.com News: Report: Video Games Hurt Your Brain
That last post has some problems in methodology, I think. First Person Shooters (FPSs), where people have to react as quickly as possible could elicit the problem of reduced emotional and creative abilities. To me those games are the LEAST fun. The ones where one has to locate items, solve problems, and basically use one’s head are the really fun games.
I only really enjoy FPSs when playing against others. Then I am pitting my sneakiness (read: creativity) against their superior reaction skillz.
Don’t really understand why anyone would play only FPSs. RPGs and community interactive games seem much more enticing.