Study Demonstrates Potential Uses of Video Games Controlled by Brain Activity

January 26, 2016 0

For years, disabled individuals have benefited from the use of brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs, which depend on electroencephalogram, or EEG, technologies, which measure electrical potential from electrodes placed on the scalp produced by brain activity. A recent study, entitled “Real-Time Control of a Video Game Using Eye Movements and Two […]

Recent Study Finds Action Video Games Improve Cognitive Controls

January 25, 2016 0

One common question that is asked by the public and the scientific community alike is what kind of effect new influx of new devices and forms of media have on the way we process information and interact with the world around us. One recent study entitled “Action Video Gaming and […]

Study Finds Video Games Can Improve Hippocampal Memory

January 23, 2016 0

Hippocampal cognition and neuroplasticity, important components in flexible cognition and social behavior, naturally degrade with age. However, it has been thoroughly demonstrated that changing environments help keep these functions active and can alleviate the hippocampal cognitive defects that can cause problems that occur as individual’s age. A recent study published […]

Study Finds that 3D Video Games Improve Memory Skills

December 9, 2015 0

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have released a study that links playing 3D video games with improved memory. The study, which will be published in the Dec 9th issue of The Journal of Nueroscience, recruited nongaming students to participate in the study. The students were broken into two […]

New Video Game Being Designed to Help Children with ADHD

November 24, 2015 0

The New York Times reported today that a new video game is being designed by Akili Interactive Labs to help children with ADHD improve their attention and reduce impulsivity. While there have been previous “brain training” software designed to help combat ADHD, this video game is unique in that the […]

Study Finds That Video Games Can Boost Ability to Multi-Task

November 13, 2015 0

Most people that have played a video game before, even just casually, can probably understand the juggling act that is sometimes required. You’re looking at the equipment you need to sell, but there’s a quest marker right in front of you, and you’re trying to listen to three NPCs talking […]

Study Indicates That Video Games Have Potential to Reduce Race Bias

November 10, 2015 0

One of the great draws of modern video games is their ability to simulate experiences that someone may never otherwise encounter – even if those experiences might be negative. A study published in Games for Health Journal last December observed what effects playing a video game based on the experience […]

The Good That Video Games are Doing for Your Brain

November 7, 2015 0

People have been wondering for quite awhile if video games are good or bad for their mental health, and now we may finally have an answer. There have been a few recent studies about how video games effect brain development, cognitive ability, memory, and even critical thinking skills. If we […]

Active Video Games Can Improve Agility and Balance, Study Finds

November 3, 2015 0

Has anyone ever told you that video games are bad for your health? Good news, science says they’re wrong. In fact, whoever said that to you couldn’t be further from the truth, according to a recent study from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. This study, published by the U.S. National […]

Video Game Therapy May Help Treat Bulimia Nervosa

November 1, 2015 0

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology has found that video game therapy, in this instance through playing the game Playmancer, can help treat bulimia nervosa, an eating disoder which effects over 3 million people annually. For the study, participants took part in four weeks of gaming […]

Action Video Games Enhance Visual Motor Control, Finds New Study

October 31, 2015 0

A study titled Action Videogame Play Improves Visual Motor Control, published in the September, 2015 issue of the Journal of Visualized Experiments, has found the “first empirical evidence for a causal link between action gaming (for as short as five hours playing) and enhancement in visual motor control”, which has […]

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