National newspapers and gaming outlets have been abuzz over the past few hours over a new study released in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study, entitled “Habitual action video game playing is associated with caudate nucleus dependent navigational strategies” examined the performance of gamers versus non-gamers in a spatial aware maze test, with the researchers suggesting that their findings indicated there could be a link between the development of Alzheimer’s disease and playing video games.
You’ve heard it from your stoner friends. You may even have said it yourself. But a new study says there’s no real evidence pot makes you more creative, and that in fact it probably makes you less so.
Terrie Williams wanted to study how mountain lions use energy when they hunt their prey. But first, she had to get them to do aerobics.
Think of a time when you were treated unfairly. Really cast your mind back to that time and how you felt. Maybe your teeth clenched. Maybe your cheeks burned. Makes you mad just thinking about it, doesn’t it?
Does consuming violent media inspire real-world aggression and violence? A new study hints that there probably isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on whether your brain is already wired for aggression.
Hey, did you play Watch Dogs? There’s a minor spoiler in the next paragraph, so skip it if you want. It’s not big enough to spoil your enjoyment of the game.
It’s easy to get old and grouchy. You get a bit past thirty and everything new seems to start sucking pretty hard. It was better back in your day. You get convinced that people are getting stupider, even though studies show that’s not true. And you might get convinced that all the newfangled iPhone thingamabobs and what’samajigs are ruining kids’ minds, and that texting is destroying their grammar.
How vividly do your remember your childhood? For me there are snatches, here and there, but a lot of those early experiences are gone.
So there’s me, shortly before George W. Bush was elected, sitting on the carpet in my mom’s living room, playing Tenchu 2 on my PlayStation.