News tagged with game
Remember the telephone game where people take turns whispering a message into the ear of the next person in line? By the time the last person speaks it out loud, the message has radically changed. It's been ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 19, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (10) | 6 |
(Medical Xpress)—Professional ball game players report the sensation of the ball 'slowing-down' just before they hit it. Confirming these anecdotal comments, a new study published in Proceedings of the Ro ...
Neuroscience Sep 07, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 3 |
In sports, on a game show, or just on the job, what causes people to choke when the stakes are high? A new study by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) suggests that when there ...
Neuroscience May 09, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Susanne Jaeggi from the University of Michigan looked at the use of specialized video games have t ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 14, 2011 | 2.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research going on in Albequerque, NM by a team of neuroscientists working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) indicates that mild brain stimulation with electrical ...
Neuroscience Apr 21, 2011 | 4 / 5 (3) | 5 |
Vertebrates are predisposed to act to gain rewards, and to lay low to avoid punishment. Try to teach chickens to back away from food in order to obtain it, and you'll fail, as researchers did in 1986. But ...
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
There may be a way for older people to prevent natural aging of their minds, and it could be as simple as playing a video game.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 2 |
A research team led by Dr. Robert Hess from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has used the popular puzzle video game Tetris in an innovative approach to treat adult ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Adding social gaming elements to a behavior tracking program led people to exercise more frequently and helped them decrease their body-mass index, according to new research from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Keck ...
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The more choices people have, the riskier the decisions they make, according to a new study which sheds light on how we behave when faced with large amounts of information.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Toronto have shown that playing shooting or driving videogames, even for a relatively short time, improves the ability to search for a target hidden among irrelevant distractions in complex ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new study suggests that people get frustrated when they are offered the opportunity to cheat or steal and that chance is then taken away from them.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 11, 2013 | 2.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Much to the chagrin of parents who think their kids should spend less time playing video games and more time studying, time spent playing action video games can actually make dyslexic children read better. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 28, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Neuroscientists should help to develop compelling digital games that boost brain function and improve well-being, say two professors specializing in the field in a commentary article published in the science journal Nature.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 27, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
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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