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A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more concerned with the expression of ideas. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports/games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mah-jongg solitaire).
Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational or psychological role. According to Chris Crawford, the requirement for player interaction puts activities such as jigsaw puzzles and solitaire "games" into the category of puzzles rather than games.
Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures. The Royal Game of Ur, Senet, and Mancala are some of the oldest known games.
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Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
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Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 2 |
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Psychology & Psychiatry May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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Health May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
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Psychology & Psychiatry May 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Teenagers who are highly exposed to violent video games—three or more hours per day—show blunted physical and psychological responses to playing a violent game, reports a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Jo ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 03, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the Center for Injury Biomechanics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia compared the relative safety afforded by two 1930-vintage leather football helmets and 10 modern football helmets during impacts to ...
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Teenagers with high blood pressure appear to have better psychological adjustment and enjoy higher quality of life than those with normal blood pressure, suggests a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of ...
Health May 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Visually impaired children could benefit from a revolutionary new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0