Mar 20, 2023
Friends Don’t Let Friends Enjoy Killing Friends
A fascinating new study likens video game battles to war in the following way:
When you beat someone in a competition, you experience a surge of testosterone. However, a study suggests this is only true if you’ve beaten people you don’t know. Researchers at the University of Missouri in Columbia claim the testosterone surge is greatly reduced when friends beat each other.
via Study finds friends don’t get off on fragging friends | Fidgit.
From the beating side of things I agree, but for me at least, losing to friends is worse than losing to strangers. I have no idea how that translates to actual chemical release in my body though, maybe it’s all mental.
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