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Newswise: Nearly 9 in 10 parents say teens spend too much time gaming but many mistaken about child’s video game behavior
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Nearly 9 in 10 parents say teens spend too much time gaming but many mistaken about child’s video game behavior

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be mistaken about the extent of their own child’s video game habits, a new national poll suggests.

Channels: Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Gaming,

14-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST

Professors Create Free Research-Backed Games to Train Your Brain

New York University

University professors from New York and California designed and developed three digital games – available online and in the iOS and Google Play app stores – to help its users’ brains work more efficiently. While some digital games falsely claim to improve cognitive skills, these three games have actually proven to. Evidenced through a series of research studies, these games can help users boost memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility.

Channels: Apps, Children's Health, Cognition and Learning, Education, Gaming, Neuro, Technology, All Journal News,

17-Jan-2020 12:25 AM EST
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Cellphone Distraction Linked to Increase in Head Injuries

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise – and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a Rutgers study found.

Channels: All Journal News, Apps, Children's Health, Gaming, Pain, Technology, Trauma, Neuro,

5-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
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    2-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

This ‘Fix’ for Economic Theory Changes Everything From Gambles to Inequality to Ponzi Schemes

Santa Fe Institute

Whether we decide to take out that insurance policy, buy Bitcoin, or switch jobs, many economic decisions boil down to a fundamental gamble about how to maximize our wealth over time. How we understand these decisions is the subject of a new perspective piece in Nature Physics that aims to correct a foundational mistake in economic theory.

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28-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST
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Video games take cardiology training to the next level

University of Chicago Medical Center

Video games have become more than just entertainment and become teaching tools in medicine. That's why University of Chicago Medicine cardiologist Atman Shah, MD, has been working as a physician adviser with a Chicago technology startup to create video games for doctors.

Channels: All Journal News, Gaming, Healthcare, Technology, Cardiovascular Health,

25-Nov-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier For Stroke Survivors

North Carolina State University

Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest the technology – and the social connection it facilitates – are effective at encouraging therapy participation.

Channels: All Journal News, Gaming, Healthcare, In the Home, Neuro, Technology,

22-Nov-2019 10:20 AM EST
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Trash talk hurts, even when it comes from a robot

Carnegie Institution for Science

Trash talking has a long and colorful history of flustering game opponents, and now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that discouraging words can be perturbing even when uttered by a robot.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Engineering, Speech & Language, Technology, Scientific Meetings, Gaming,

19-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Game on, Ping-Pong:

Game on, Ping-Pong:

University of South Australia

Virtual reality (VR) could become the next big thing to complement sports training as new research from the University of South Australia shows how it can significantly improve players’ real-world sports skills.

Channels: All Journal News, Gaming, Sports, Technology, PLOS ONE,

11-Nov-2019 10:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Online Gamers Provide Real-World Lessons in Critical Teamwork

Online Gamers Provide Real-World Lessons in Critical Teamwork

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Recent work by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is demonstrating how data from online games can help provide meaningful insights.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Gaming, Scientific Meetings,

5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Trick or Treat Safely with Tips from the American Fitness Index®
30-Oct-2019 4:45 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences