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Comment 5 by Daisy Skipper

How is this lady a professor at Oxford if she isn't doing research?

Her area is pharmacology.

That doesn't really qualify her to make pronouncements on brain development, autism, dementia and their putative link to computer games.

If she is correct in her hypothesis, she ought to, as Ben Goldacre suggests, publish a paper showing the medical world how she has arrived at these conclusions. It is not okay for her to try out her ideas in newspapers where they will only be judged on whether people agree or disagree with her. What she is doing is not much better than fear-mongering.

Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:59:17 UTC | #883397