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Pathological Gaming may a Symptom of other Problems, rather than a Bona Fide Disorder, Study Suggests

August 12, 2019

A new study has recently questioned the idea that pathological gaming – loosely defined as gaming at the…
Stanford researchers want more video games – for science

July 23, 2019

Stanford University researchers Rhiju Das and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse like to play games. Specifically, they are champions of scientific discovery games – games…
Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft

July 10, 2019

The next time you need to get the creative juices flowing, playing some types of video games may…
Heather Wessel, a recent UW graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, is a Sender for this experiment. She sees “Yes” and “No” on either side of the screen. Beneath the “Yes” option, an LED flashes 17 times per second. Beneath the “No” option, an LED flashes 15 times a second. Image credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington
How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds

July 3, 2019

Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington.…
Experts Say Video Gaming Helps Improve Your Brain Size and Connectivity

June 6, 2019

Recent studies focused on the benefits of playing video games revealed how long-term gaming increases brain size and…
Researchers identify brain region activated by Pokémon characters

May 7, 2019

If your childhood involved countless hours spent capturing, training and battling Pokémon, there may be a wrinkle in…
Google Announces a Revolutionary Cloud-Gaming Platform called Google Stadia, set for Launch in 2019

April 10, 2019

During this year‘s Game Developers Conference (GDC), the tech giant Google announced a potentially revolutionary way of playing…
Are loot boxes just another type of gambling? Scientists say that there is definitely a link

December 2, 2018

Loot boxes in video games are loved by some and hated by others. They are virtual objects that…
Can Video Games Improve the Health of Older Adults with Schizophrenia?

November 16, 2018

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders affect an estimated 820,000 to 2.1…
Playing video games to cope with anxiety may increase risk for addiction

October 30, 2018

People play video games for different reasons. Some play for entertainment or for the competition, while others game…
Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults

October 13, 2018

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault…
Online multiplayer games help boys to develop better math skills

September 13, 2018

Video games – everyone loved playing them while growing up. They are a great way to spend time…
A video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers

August 17, 2018

A space-exploring robot crashes on a distant planet. In order to gather the pieces of its damaged spaceship,…
Raspberry Pi: Your own Grand Theft Auto San Andreas radio

July 11, 2018

Relive the San Andreas glory days with this Grand Theft Auto radio built by Raphaël Yancey. Raphaël Yancey…
Princeton researchers crowdsource brain mapping with gamers, discover six new neuron types

May 22, 2018

“Working with Eyewirers around the world, we’ve made a digital museum that shows off the intricate beauty of…
Right on target: using video games to enhance learning

February 27, 2018

Can students do better in high school thanks to action video games? Yes, if they learn from special…
Myth busted? Scientists say there is no evidence that video games make player violent

January 19, 2018

Video games make children grow up violent –have you ever heard someone say that? It seems to make…
Kids’ sleeping habits disrupted by sneaky media use

January 16, 2018

Preschoolers who spend more time watching television, playing video games or using computers—especially if they’re sneaky at bedtime—get…
Some video games are good for older adults’ brains

December 8, 2017

f you’re between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like…
Video game improves balance in youth with autism

November 22, 2017

Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with…
Good performance in multiplayer video games linked to higher intelligence

November 18, 2017

Scientists from the University of York in a recent study made a surprising discovery. They wanted to see…
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